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Day in history for August 4, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The sawdust of Anawalt And Denkmann's mill is still burning.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Porter Skinner, one of the oldest residents of Rock Island and a pioneer of the county, died.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Experiments on the new headlight invented by Fred Appelquist of Rock Island are being made by the night flivvers of the police department.

1951 -- 50 years ago
An attractive blond girl, seen often by millions of TV viewers on the Fred Waring television show, is vacationing in Rock Island. She is Mrs. Lewis Eley, the former Miss Jean Ryden. Both violinists, she and her husband, are members of the Fred Waring orchestra. The Pennsylvanians present one of the top-rated television musicals over CBS through WHBF-TV. Mr. and Mrs. Eley, now spending a few days of their vacation with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. E. Ryden, 3400 10th Ave., Rock Island, will start new rehearsals with the cast about Sept. 1.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A break or short circuit in the underground electrical wiring system of two of Silvis' three water pumps has left the city without enough water supply. The city has one well in operation and is pumping water from East Moline, but, according to Marlin Laity, street superintendent, residents are ``using water faster than we can pump it.'' Silvis Fire Chief Norman Schadt issued a warning to residents this morning, asking them to use as little water as possible.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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