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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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