Day in history for September 17, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new quarters for the First National Bank (Mitchell And Lynde, owners), downtown Rock Island, are about ready for use, and will be occupied early next week.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Four flat cars loaded with delivery wagons for the Tri-City Bottled Milk and Butter Company arrived in Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A new model street car was introduced to patrons of the Tri-City Railway Company on the Rock Island-Moline Lines.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Seven Quad-Cities pilots will be among more than 150 civil air patrol flyers in a mock search-and-rescue mission tomorrow at the University of Illinois, Champaign. They will be briefed on the mission and assigned a grid area they must search. Pilots will report any unusual activity seen in their grid, and, in one grid, an actual wreckage will be planted by the Air Force to represent the mock lost plane. Every C.A.P. unit in the state will be represented.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline officials are seeking appointment of a special prosecuting attorney to save the city up to $14,000 in traffic offense revenue. City Attorney William Phares met with members of the city council's finance committee to outline his proposal. ``Under a recent appellate court ruling, any state traffic offense is now prosecuted by the state's attorney, and fines from those cases must go to the county treasury,'' Phares said.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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