Day in history for September 2, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
An important ordinance has been presented to the Rock Island City Council. It contemplates a change in naming and numbering the streets.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Frank Ridenour won over Al Rounds in a 7-mile bicycle race on the Sears course Saturday afternoon. Ridenour won by 41 seconds. His time was 21:40.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Electrical League of the Tri-Cities, with offices in Rock Island, was granted a charter of incorporation by the Secretary of State.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island police today are searching for youths who tore down a partially completed framework of an animal shelter for the Rock Island Humane Society. The shelter, being erected at the west end of 4th Avenue on city-owned property, was virtually leveled according to patrolman Francis J. Barth. In addition to the vandalism, the youths stole an ax and water bucket belonging to the city of Rock Island.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Moline candy company is a step ahead of the Food and Drug Administrations proposed ban on food colorings. Red Dye No. 4 and Carbon Black may both go the way of Red Dye No. 2 as hazardous to human health. Hans Jurrema, manager of Y And S Candies, 2334 4th Ave., Moline, said, ``We discontinued Red Dye No. 4 last year and just recently discontinued Carbon Black. We try to keep a step ahead of the FDA.'' Y And S Candies, a part of National Licorice Co., makes about 50,000 pounds of licorice a day.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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