Day in history for September 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
B.D. Buford And Co. was awarded the first medal for plows and cultivators at the Philadelphia centennial.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island officials have discovered that the new pavement on the 20th St. hill is being cut badly by teamsters hauling dirt and brick to the city.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas spoke at a luncheon for 200 business and farming representatives of Rock Island County.

1951 -- 50 years ago
If they were filled, there might be some explanation for it. Moline Police, however, are puzzled by the reported theft of four empty beer barrels from the Blue Ribbon Distributing Co., 1614 15th St. Place. Witnesses said two motorists drove up to the place, hurriedly placed two empty barrels in each of the cars and drove off.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Officials at Illini Hospital in Silvis have been talking about building a doctors complex adjacent to the hospital for almost 10 years, but it wasn't until recently that the dream finally came true. Construction has begun on the initial building in the complex, which will accommodate up to four physicians. Construction is expected to be completed on the approximately $150,000 unit in early January. Gary Larson, hospital administrator, said the idea behind the complex is to make office space available near the hospital so that physicans do not have to travel so far, and to build up the ratio of physicians in this area.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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