Day in history for September 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The first business train of the Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad made a trip to Taylor Ridge (12 miles) and brought in 21 carloads of cattle and hogs which went to Chicago the same night.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Fresh from the marshes, glistening with the dew that is akin the frost, where hundreds of women and girls earn their wages among the damp vines, the first cranberries of the season have come to Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Raymond R. Walker was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Rapids City youth may find it a little hard to comply with his draft board's order to report for induction, his mother said today. He's been in Korea since January. Selective Service officials said it's a good example of what happens when a young man enlists in the armed forces but fails to tell his draft board about it.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Pauline Dorbeck is just rolling in the dough. The 74-year-old Moline woman rises at dawn and is on the job by 6:30 a.m., rolling out the dough for pies she bakes daily for a Moline restaurant. By 10:30 she is well on her way to completing a 20-pie lineup that includes her specialty, raisin cream. But she has her fingers into more than just pies. Mrs. Dorbeck baked more than 1,000 cookies for the recent Jerry Lewis Telethon, with the cookies going to those who participated in the event.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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