Day in history for August 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
George Crawford of Pleasant Valley (Hampton township) has rolled a big watermelon into our sanctum.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Actual work has begun on the new Rock Island passenger station on 5th Avenue.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Modern Woodmen of America has been elected a member of the American Green Cross, an organization now in process of formation whose purpose is to nationalize the reforestation movement.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island aldermen last night decided to file suit in circuit court for a permanent injunction against ``nuisance'' operations of the Rock Island Metal Foundry, Inc., 506 41st St. The city council's decision to file suit was greeted by cheering from about forty property owners and residents of the foundry vicinity who claim the plant is a public nuisance. The warehouse building has been the particular object of complaints of persons living in the area. They claim that the foundry firm has not used the building for a warehouse, but for regular foundry and machine work. The result, they claim, is loud noise, dust and sharp vibration of the walls of their homes.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Burglars broke into the Goodyear Tire And Rubber Co. Service Store in Moline and walked off with 30 television sets and other merchandise. Police report the burglars gained entry to the downtown Moline store at 1810 5th Ave. by kicking in a panel on an overhead door.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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