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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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