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 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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