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 Last night's rainfall caused a short in the system, which is outdated and badly in need of repair, and touched off the fire alarms.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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