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: 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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