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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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