Day in history for August 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The annual camp meeting of the Methodists of the Rock Island district will begin at the grounds of Tyndall's Grove, four miles south of Milan.

1901 -- 100 years ago
General Manager Potter, of the D.R.I And N.W. Road, stated that his company was about ready to begin improvements on its freight depot on 17th Street, Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Long View girls' ukulele club won the 1926 group championship of the Rock Island playgrounds.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A 20-year agreement whereby United Township High School will pay to the city of East Moline the sum of $2,000 annually for the use of Soule Stadium was entered into at last night's city council session. It is the first time that the school has been required to pay for the use of the PWA-constructed athletic bowl.

1976 -- 25 years ago
If Donald Farr was bald, he'd probably be dead. The East Moline man touched a high voltage power line while doing some electrical work in a crane bucket 40 feet in the air and would have fallen had a companion not grabbed him by the hair. Farr was installing power lines for Corey Electric at 25th St. and 3rd Ave., East Moline, when he brushed against a 70,000 volt power line and was knocked unconscious. Paul Berube, Milan, a co-worker seized Farr's shirt. The shirt began to rip so Berube grabbed Farr's hair instead.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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