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Day in history for August 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The city attorney has been instructed to notify all those who are in arrears for their proportion of the cost of building sidewalks that unless they shall pay the same to him at once, proceedings will be commenced to collect the amount by special assessment.

1901 -- 100 years ago
There have been a large number of snake bites along the river this summer, campers being the ones who have suffered in the greatest number of instances.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Captain E.T. Hanson and Mrs. Hanson have arrived in Rock Island to take up the direction of the local division of the Salvation Army.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The chess team from the Tri-City Chess and Checkers Club retained the downstate Illinois chess team championship by defeating Decatur and Rockford teams in the annual title match at the Hotel Kaskaskia, LaSalle. The title was won last year in a match at Peoria. Members of the team are Karl Wiegmann, captain, John Warren, Henry Jeffrey and Alfons Rochow, all of Rock Island, and Clyde Gray, Davenport.

1976 -- 25 years ago
There will be plenty of natural gas for everybody this winter, gas company officials say, at a higher price. Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. officials say they haven't been notified how much higher prices will be, but the utility's principal supplier said the rate hike is expected to be about 6.2 percent, or about $15.69 for an average homeowner whose annual heating bill is now $253.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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