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 Last night's rainfall caused a short in the system, which is outdated and badly in need of repair, and touched off the fire alarms.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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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