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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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