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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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