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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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