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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