Day in history for September 23, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Moline thieves are getting desperate. Last Saturday while A. Anderson, merchant tailor, stepped out of his store for a few minutes, some light-fingered gentry stepped in and appropriated three bolts of cloth worth $45. And they have not been visible since.

1901 -- 100 years ago
With a purchase of $2 or more, Young And McCombs in Rock Island will present you with a genuine oil painting, size 14x22, free.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School grid candidates were asked to sign pledges that they were not members of secret high school fraternities.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island undoubtedly can claim the distinction of being the only city where its mayor makes the keys to the city. Mayor Melvin McKay estimates more than thirty-five keys from his hobby shop have been handed out in recent months. The keys now are scattered throughout the nation.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline has applied under another federal grant program for money to construct a civic center and other downtown redevelopment projects. However, neither project received a high priority in the city's ranking of six projects submitted to the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission for funding under the Economic Development Administration Act of 1965. The city's top priority was a $194,900 watermain extension south of the Rock River, from the Holiday Inn east.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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