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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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