Day in history for August 1, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Streckfus' new brick building is commencing to loom up under the experienced hands of Peter Farrell.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Several thousand people crowded in and around Spencer Square to hear the first free concert of the season.

1926 -- 75 years ago
More than seventy-five directors of the rural school districts in Rock Island County attended a meeting at the court house in Rock Island when Justin A. Washburn, county superintendent, outlined plans for the opening of the country schools this fall.

1951 -- 50 years ago
St. Anthony's Hospital was authorized by the Illinois Public Health Department today to restrict maternity-patient visitors to one person per day. The permit was issued by Dr. Roland Cross, state health director. According to Dr. Cross, the permit was warranted by reports indicating incidents of diarrhea in the general population of the state. The hospital will permit only fathers as visitors.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The last tract of undeveloped land along Moline's 23rd Avenue ``Miracle Mile'' was sold at public auction for nearly $160,000 less than the original owner paid for it. The 35-acre lot on the northwest corner of 23rd Ave. and 53rd St. was sold to the Sieg Co., a wholesale auto parts chain, for $741,000. The property was sold to settle the estate of Ernest ``Clell'' McClelland Harrelson, former owner of Harrelson Motors, Moline, who died last September.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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