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: 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.






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