Day in history for August 19, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Shipments of arms, ammunition and accoutrements are made almost daily from the arsenal.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Beginning today, an agreement among the bakers of Rock Island went into effect. From now on, loaves of bread will be made heavier, about a pound in weight, and will sell at retail at 25 cents for six.

1926 -- 75 years ago
New steel fixtures for the vault of the county clerk's office were delivered at the Rock Island County court house.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One man was killed and another critically injured when the old KSTT radio transmitter tower they were dismantling crashed with them to the ground. They were part of a four-man crew from the Ace High Tower Erector of Pactolus, N.C., which had been working on taking down the tower located in the rear of the Independent Biscuits plant at 2529 Rockingham Road, Davenport.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Moline couple learned today that their daughter, in the Phillipines as an exchange student, is safe and sound after an earthquake rocked the nation of islands. Therese VanderVennet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald VanderVennet, was staying in Dipolog City at the time of the earthquake. The worst of the earthquake hit the island of Mindanao. Dipolog City is on the northwest corner of the island and only minor tremors were felt. The 17-year-old girl left Moline Aug. 7 to live with the family of a physician in Dipolog.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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