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.

Back: Available days in September 2001



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






(More History)