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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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