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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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