Day in history for September 16, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- J.A. Ayers, with Deere And Co., met with an accident which he considers the closest call he ever had. While fording Hickory branch of Cedar River the current swept more powerfully than he supposed and carried team, wagon and driver with it. The team, belonging to Deere And Co., was drowned before it could be rescued. Mr. Ayers made his escape by swimming ashore.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Don't miss the excursion to Muscatine Sept. 18 on the steamer J.S. 50 cents round trip. Boat leaves at 8:30.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. A.D. Huesing, Jr., was elected president of the new Rock Island Civic Music Association.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- One of the very few known sets of Siamese twins with the heads joined together was born in St. Anthony's Hospital. The boy twins are reported ``extremely healthy'' today. The attending physician said the twins are completely normal except for the joint at the top of the skull. When x-rays are taken in several days, chances for performing an operation to separate the twins will be known.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The construction of the new Trimble Funeral Home at 1700 1st St. will be a first for both Coal Valley and Rock Island County. The new building will be the first new funeral home to be built in the county in over 25 years. Mrs. Riley Trimble said many buildings have been remodeled but no new ones built. It will also be the first funeral home in Coal Valley.
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