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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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