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 told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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