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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