Day in history for September 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A barge load of bridge timber for the new Rock River bridge, which was being shipped from Clinton a few days ago, sank shortly after starting out.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The board of supervisors took up the request of the representatives of the veterans of the Civil War for the mounting and care of the old cannon in the jail yard.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A sight unique in the history of Rock Island was a United States Army blimp, the first time such a monarch of the air has ever flown above the Tri-Cities.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Moline board of education does not anticipate a great loss of revenue because the Quad-City Blackhawks will not be using Wharton Fieldhouse for professional basketball games this year. The board feels that many groups which have had to go elsewhere for their programs because the Blackhawks had priority on the fieldhouse will return to it now, making up for the lost revenue.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Quad-Citians who have been at the new Drury Lane Theater in Chicago's Water Tower Place the last few weeks report that a former Miss Moline, Bonnie Sue Arp, is a smash hit in the show there. Bonnie Sue is featured with Joey Bishop in a comedy, ``The Mind With the Dirty Man.'' Bonnie Sue was Miss Moline in 1964. She appeared in several community-theater productions in the Quad-Cities and also taught dancing here.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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