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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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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