Day in history for August 18, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- A spirited pair of horses attached to a lime wagon went tearing down Illinois Street at a terrible rate, to the great danger of life and property.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The new Rock Island passenger station will be provided with a tower clock and train sheds.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The largest number of students since the founding of the institution will attend the Villa de Chantal this fall.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- East Moline firemen, who hadn't been called out of the station since Aug. 7, were roused into action shortly after 8 this morning when a Hampton humane-society member reported that a cat was perched on top of a telephone pole at 13th St. and 30th Ave. The rescue accomplished, firemen said that the humane-society member was deeply relieved of her anxiety, and that the neighbors, who had listened to the cat's vocal complaints for more than six hours, were gratified by the action, not to mention the apparent gratitude of the victim.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- A growing lack of interest among members of the Silvis Businessmen's Association has prompted club officials to start a rejuvenation campaign. A series of weekly coffee klatches is scheduled to begin sometime in September in the old library in the basement of city hall, and Lyle Scharping, club president, hopes the rap sessions will ``stimulate more interest in the group.''
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