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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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