Day in history for August 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
During the last two weeks, Moline has experienced some fearfully hot weather.

1901 -- 100 years ago
W.H. Lange has been shaking hands with himself since Saturday night that he is here to tell the story of a remarkable escape he had from suffocation in a folding bed.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Approximately 7,000 people gathered at the Rock Island County Fair at Joslin to see the exhibits and witness the horse races.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A bid to bring the 1952 Illinois State Chess Championship Tournament to Rock Island is expected to meet with approval of the Illinois State Chess Federation in Chicago. Three Rock Island men, officers of the Tri-City Chess and Checkers Club, will present the bid to directors of the association at their annual meeting. The trio, Karl Wiegmann, Henry Jeffrey, and John Warren, will compete in the state tournament.

1976 -- 25 years ago
When the Jerrold Adamson family, 521 39th St., Moline, returned from vacation this week there was a surprise waiting for them, a big totem pole. For many years Adamson has been one of the kingpins in the Indian Guides-Trailblazers program of the Upper Rock Island County YMCA but is going to ease his efforts in the program. To show their appreciation for his work his colleagues at the Y, who were making the totem pole, decided to put it in Adamson's lawn until they were ready to use it elsewhere.

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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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