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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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