Day in history for September 1, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- An excursion from the Baptist Church of Monmouth was in Rock Island.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- When the No. 3 hose cart was traveling at a pretty rapid pace to a fire, one of the calks of ``Buck,'' the dun horse that works on the near side, caught in the pavement and the animal was thrown and dragged about sixty feet.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- A drill boat has been put to work in the Rock Island rapids, drilling and blasting a ledge of rock to complete the uniform 6-foot channel depth project in the Mississippi River.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island County newspaper, the Milan Independent, is among less than 300 weekly newspapers published in the United States which have been classified as tops. A total of 9,000 weekly newspapers are published in this country. The only other weekly newspaper in the western Illinois area to hold this honor is the Aledo Times-Record, which has belonged to the national organization of top-flight papers for several years. Membership in the organization, Greater Weeklies Associates of New York City, is limited and by invitation only.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Silvis police finally have their own firing range again, after a 10 year search. The newly built range is located in Carbon Cliff and is shared by the Carbon Cliff Police Department. The range has been set up for policemen only, and is not for the general public to use.
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