Day in history for August 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Dubuque took on board 120 plows from Deere And Co. and one car of freight from the Peoria Road for up the river.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A 16-inch main used in supplying the reservoir burst at 22nd St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Community Chest Council approved the recommendation for the budget and campaign groups of the 1926 drive.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island children who have had a tendency to thumb rides to and from school in the past will do well to resort to walking or taking a bus when schools open next month. Attention to the state law which forbids pedestrians soliciting rides has been called to both the police department and Earl H. Hanson, superintendent of Rock Island schools, by the city council. The law states that ``no person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of a motor vehicle.''

1976 -- 25 years ago
Federal law cost the Quad-City Airport $45,500 to relocate 15 families displaced for airport expansion for the past five years. The payment is computed by a formula dictated by federal law for all governmental bodies which displace families while buying property. The payments total nearly 10 percent of the $511,430 worth of land the airport purchased the past five years to meet new federal runway setback standards and expansion needs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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