Day in history for September 4, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Colonel J.B. Danforth, editor of The Rock Island Argus, is in Chicago on a little centennial vacation.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Augustana College began its 42nd academic year.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Members of the senior and junior classes of Augustana College elected officers for 1926-27 at the annual meetings.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Four small ducks in the VanderVeer Park lagoon today owed their lives to two Davenport squad car policemen who rushed to the rescue of the birds yesterday afternoon. The policemen rushed to the park following a report that two swans were trying to kill the ducks. The police reported to the station later that they had ``put the swans to run and temporarily quelled the disturbance.'' Further disciplinary action against the swans is expected from park authorities.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Before September is over, a bus will roll towards the one millionth passenger this year, breaking a Rock Island County Mass Transit District record. But with 20 buses serving Moline, Milan, East Moline, Silvis, and Rock Island, district board members were scratching their heads trying to figure when this celebrated passenger will board the bus. The county system has recorded 902,000 passengers boarding buses during a 9 month period since the start of the district's fiscal year in December.
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