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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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