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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