Day in history for August 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Plow Company has been putting in some heavy improvements during the last week.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Work has begun on the new Jewish synagogue to be erected by the Hebrews of Rock Island on 22nd Street and 3rd Avenue at a cost of $7,000.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The women's championship of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club was won by Mrs. C.E. Robb of Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Seven persons were injured and extensive property damage was done when one of the Rock Island-Moline City Lines new diesel buses and a 1951 model auto collided at 24th Street and 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Operators of the bus and auto and five passengers of the former were hurt in the accident. The auto was wrecked, the bus was badly damaged, the front porch of a duplex was virtually destroyed and a street sign at the intersection was knocked down.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Expensive dogs, placed in the Rock Island Animal Shelter by the county animal control officer, are disappearing from outdoor pens. Henry DeVooght, the animal control officer, told the administration committee of the Rock Island County Board he fears people will think he is taking the dogs and selling them. DeVooght cited one recent instance in which a Cordova man was notified on Friday his dog, an English Pointer, had been caught and could be picked up at the shelter. DeVooght said when he arrived on Saturday to claim his dog, it was gone.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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