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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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