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 Last night's rainfall caused a short in the system, which is outdated and badly in need of repair, and touched off the fire alarms.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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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