Day in history for August 30, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Seven boarders in a Davenport boarding house were robbed by a fellow boarder in sums totaling $45.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island water supply was inspected by a delegation of distinguished authorities on the water subject to report on the best system of supplying pure water to the city of St. Louis.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Four buildings in Rock Island were struck by lightning and minor damage was caused by wind.

1951 -- 50 years ago
It was about 2:15 this morning when Rock Island County Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman got an urgent call. Two little boys had gone camping out along Mill Creek, and what with such a storm raging, maybe they were in danger. Until 3:45 a.m., Sheriff Muhleman and two deputies floundered around in the mud along Mill Creek. Finally, near exhaustion, they returned to Milan, where they learned the bitter truth. The boys had given up their venture. They had slipped home and quietly went to bed.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A massive drill was delayed briefly today when an actual emergency was sounded at Quad-City Airport as officials mobilized for the simulated aircraft disaster. A twin-engine Cessna jet aircraft radioed the airport control tower that it was losing cabin pressure on a flight over the Quad-Cities and wanted emergency permission to land. Tower officials immediately called off the drill. The aircraft eventually landed safely.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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