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: 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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