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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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