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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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