Day in history for September 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Harper has made a contract for nearly $2,000 worth of elegant French plate mirrors for the Harper House dining room, and has purchased about 150 stout, leather upholstered, spring seat, walnut frame chairs for the tables.

1901 -- 100 years ago
President Andreen, the new head of Augustana College, is a friend of athletics and the students of the institution are enthusiastic over the prospect of the ban being lifted from athletic contests with other colleges.

1926 -- 75 years ago
With installation of instruments necessary for the establishment of pilot balloon weather soundings at the airport, it is hoped that soundings can be taken within the next few days.

1951 -- 50 years ago
``Cook Up a Crime'' is not a cookbook but the latest novel written by Rock Island's ``whodunit'' author, Charlotte Murray Russell. A housewife, Mrs. Russell, has her 16th book published by Doubleday and Company released this month. The 192-page, easily-read Crime Club book continues the detective work of Miss Jane Amanda Edwards, popular character of her other books.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A new Yamaha organ will be dedicated at a service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grace United Methodist Church, 3X Ave. and 20th St., East Moline. The combined choirs of the Grace Church and the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church will sing, and Mrs. Donna Watson, Port Byron, will play the new $4,000 organ.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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