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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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