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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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