Day in history for September 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
William Bernhauer, late of the Rock Island House Barber Shop, has bought out Henry Fisher's Barber Shop on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 10th St.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island High School Athletic Association held the first meeting of the season and elected Will Channon president.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Construction of a new electric power distribution plant of the United Light and Power Company, costing $200,000 will be started.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A shortage of critical structural steel may cause a work stoppage on the million dollar construction project underway at the Rock Island plant of the J.I. Case Company. The government has assumed control of all critical materials, of which steel is a major item. Steel companies cannot make deliveries without federal permit after Oct. 1. The Rock Island works has sufficient material available to continue construction up to the point of erecting structural steel.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Harold DeCou, composer and keyboard artist, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Homewood Evangelical Free Church of Moline to dedicate the new Allen computerized organ and Sohmer grand piano. The congregation moved into their new church in April of this year. DeCou is associate editor of Singspiration and editor of the choral magazine ``Voices in Praise.'' He majored in piano and organ at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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