Day in history for September 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A coal train on Coal Valley road backed into one of Thomas Schindler's meat wagons this morning at Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann's saw mill, smashing one wheel, but not injuring the horses or driver.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A preliminary test of the intake pipe at the waterworks was made by diver Frank Rann of Chicago to ascertain whether there is a leak in the pipe.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Assistant Head Clerk A.D. Phillips of Modern Woodmen of America was sent to Miami, Fla., to distribute funds to members in the hurricane-devastated area.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A dream that began at the annual meeting of the Rock Island Y.W.C.A. in 1944 moved a step nearer reality as ground was broken for the new association building at 16th St. and 3rd Ave. Approximately 80 civic and social agency representatives and members of the various departments of the Y.W.C.A. witnessed the initial dedication. The new structure is a gift of the John H. Hauberg family in memory of the late Mrs. Hauberg, who was the first president of the Rock Island Y.W.C.A.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Six employees of Headquarters, U.S. Army Armament Command, have been awarded Presidential Letters of Recognition for submitting suggestions that will save the government $5,000 or more in measurable savings the first year. Those honored include Donald Ankerson, Paul Palos, Richard Schwener, Craig Woerner, Richard Wunderlich and Robert Maxwell.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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