Day in history for August 2, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The steam saw mill of Anawalt, Denkmann And Co. took fire and was entirely destroyed, the loss variously estimated from $30,000 to $40,000.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island board of education held a postponed special meeting and the tax levy for next year was raised to $90,000 against $85,000 last year.

1926 -- 75 years ago
More than 300 witnessed the laying of the cornerstone for the addition to the Evangelical Church of Peace, 12th St. and 12th Ave., Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Dog problems continue to hound the Davenport City Council. At yesterday's committee-of-the-whole session, the aldermen were asked to study a recommendation from the board of health that all dogs be vaccinated as part of a rabies control program under way in Iowa. In addition to the program aimed at the rabies problem, the council is studying another ordinance amendment which would prohibit dogs from running at large from April 1 to Oct. 1.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Sparks from a neighbor's burning debris were responsible for a fire that destroyed Bud Frey's new home and barn and damaged a second barn in rural Coal Valley. Fire departments from Colona, Osco-Anderson and Orion fought the blaze for an hour before bringing it under control. Farmers hauling water from farm ponds helped the fire departments. The fire started when sparks from a neighbor's burning debris were blown onto the roof of a barn.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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