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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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