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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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