Day in history for September 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Work has commenced on the foundation for a new saw mill at Anawalt, Denkmann And Co. to replace one destroyed by fire.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A test of the intake pipe at the waterworks revealed a leak that is believed the cause of typhoid fever that has twice scourged Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A great forward step in aviation is believed to have been made yesterday at the airport when a monoplane, manufactured by Floyd Kettner of Moline, was tested in a preliminary flight by Pilot E.K. Campbell.

1951 -- 50 years ago
For the second time in the last five days the faulty fire alarm system in Silvis aroused the volunteer firemen from their sleep and sent them hurrying to the fire house only to find that there was no fire. Last night's rainfall caused a short in the system, which is outdated and badly in need of repair, and touched off the fire alarms.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A 54-week strike by Motion Picture Projectionists Local 433 against three Quad-Cities theaters has ended with ratification of a new, three-year contract. Projectionists will return to the Capitol Theater, Davenport, the Capri Theater, Rock Island, and the Parkway Theater, Moline. The strike began Aug. 29, 1975, when negotiations between the union and the Dubinsky Theater chain broke down in a disagreement over automated projection equipment.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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