Day in history for September 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Tom Call and George Gleim walked one mile in Dart's Hall. Call was to give Gleim 200 yards start in the mile, but when the race closed Call was only five feet ahead of Gleim, not counting the 200 yards which the latter was entitled to.

1901 -- 100 years ago
When the bell at the central engine house broke the silence in token of the receipt of the sad message of President McKinley's death, and churches about the city took up the refrain, people crowded out upon the streets.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The tuberculosis sanatorium tax was reduced 50 percent by the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The second construction stage in the expansion program of Quad-City Airport is within six weeks of completion. The expansion phase was begun about July 15 and will cost $515,447.05. It includes extensive concrete runway, apron and sidewalk work, underground sewers and water lines and various other surfacing and minor construction improvements.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A ravine area behind a new apartment complex at 3611 34th St., Moline, in Rock View Estates, has been a dangerous place to work. Last week a 30-inch storm drain leading from the apartments and a neighboring house ruptured from the weight of fill material dumped on it and caused a cave-in. While city workmen were building a road to the site, the hillside caved in on a backhoe they were operating.

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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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