Day in history for September 3, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Moline flouring mill wagon, crossing the railroad tracks at the ferry landing in Rock Island with a load of wheat, was run into by a freight train.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The 12th annual joint Tri-City Labor Day observance was fittingly celebrated in Rock Island with 2,000 laboring men proudly marching in a parade.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- C.J. Shaw, general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, and Mrs. Shaw returned from an extensive European trip.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Inventing is fun, when you're able to convince people your inventions aren't Lorenzo Jones gadgets but are really useful, according to Harry Barlow, formerly of East Moline. Barlow's alert mind has hatched a new way to heat homes, a portable switch that operates twice as many mine cars on a track as before, and a device for picking up mail bags by train or plane. Among his first inventions was a hand-carved wooden teether, designed for the first Barlow baby.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Christine G.M. Wolfframm has been named to the top post in the Army, Naval and Air Force ROTC units at the University of Illinois. Miss Wolfframm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bodo M. Wolfframm, Moline, is the first woman to be named battalion commander of the Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps at Illinois. Miss Wolfframm will be graduated from the university in December and commissioned a second lieutenant in military intelligence.
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