Day in history for August 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Quite a number of Odd Fellows went up to Hampton on the Newsboy on a visit to the lodge up there.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dr. G.A. Andreen, the new president of Augustana College, arrived and will make his home with Rev. J. Jesperson till the arrival of his family.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dollar Day in Rock Island broke all records for attendance and sales.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities area was listed by the labor department as one of six defense production centers having a worker shortage, the Associated Press said in a dispatch from Washington. Secretary of Labor Tobin said the area got on the list because of past and anticipated future increases in the machinery industry plus gains at the Rock Island Arsenal. Tobin said the new classification was designed to measure each area's local manpower supply in relation to existing and anticipated manpower requirements.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After 33 years of marriage, Rosa Daily is finally going home to collect her wedding gifts. The World War II bride is also going to see her mother and brother for the first time in 30 years when she boards a plane in September and visits her homeland, Great Britain. She hasn't been there since she married Gerald Daily and returned with him from the war and finally settled in East Moline. Three previously planned trips had to be canceled when Mrs. Daily became ill, so she's got her fingers crossed.

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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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