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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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