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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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