Day in history for September 10, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- B.D. Buford And Co.'s plows took the first premiums at the Dubuque fair this week.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The ceremonies were held for the laying of the cornerstone of the Beth Israel synagogue, 22nd St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Manager Arch H. Bowlby of the Rock Island Independents announced the signing of Ralph (Bud) Widick, former Emporia College star and an all-Kansas center for three years.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island High School student will be assisted by a network radio appeal for more material to help her continue to amuse hospitalized veterans. Faith Watson, 16, collects cartoons, jokes, poems and short stories from magazines for scrapbooks. Needing more material, she wrote a letter to Jack Berch, NBC singing star. He will read her letter at 10:30 tomorrow morning on radio station WOC, appealing to radio listeners to help Faith carry on her beneficial work.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- ``Colona has one hell of a fine police department,'' wrote a vacationer from Michigan, who found himself in an unfamiliar community, devoid of lights on his van and trailer. Seeking help from the Colona police, Police Chief William Leftwich not only told him of a nearby campsite but provided the traveler with a two-squad escort to the site. The vacationer sent a letter warmly thanking Leftwich and his staff for their ``assistance and courtesy.''
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