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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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