Day in history for July 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Colonel Flagler received a requisition for a large lot of war material to be sent to Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming territory. It is probable that a few regiments of volunteers will be raised for the purpose of bringing the Indians into subjection.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The thermometer reached 103.4 degrees, the hottest day recorded since the establishment of the local weather bureau in 1871.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The finishing touches were applied to the resurfacing of 12th Street from 4th Avenue south to 18th Avenue, Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Circuit Judge Ray I. Klingbiel of East Moline and his daughter, Miss Donna Rae Klingbiel, are authors of two articles in the spring issue of Law Forum, published by the University of Illinois College of Law. Judge Klingbiel's article is a 30-page piece on ``Relief from Judgments.'' Miss Klingbiel is the writer of an article on immunity of non-resident witnesses from the service of civil processes.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Motorists appeared puzzled, pedestrians uncertain, city engineers worried and onlookers amused as Moline's 5th Avenue today became a two-way street after more than 20 years as a one-way. Workers began turning off the traffic signals between 11th and 27th streets about 8 a.m., as stop signs were uncovered along 5th Avenue intersections. Cars dodged traffic cones and continued using the wrong lanes and pedestrians dodged cars at crosswalks left without traffic signals.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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