Day in history for September 5, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- On motion of Alderman Carse, the ordinance for the numbering of the streets and houses according to the Philadelphia plan was adopted by the Rock Island city council.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Public Library Board organized for the year by re-electing Colonel C.L. Walker president and J.W. Welch secretary.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- About 200 Tri-City people were at the 31st Street station of the Rock Island Lines when the Golden State Limited, bearing the body of Rudolph Valentino westward for burial in Hollywood, Calif., arrived.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- In a startling move last night, the Moline city council voted against holding a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mayor Hjalmar Oakleaf on Aug. 24 and, in effect, elected Acting Mayor Paul C. Johnson to that post. Johnson will fill out the unexpired term of the late mayor which extends to April, 1953.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The descendants of Thomas Lees, one of Coal Valley's early settlers, will celebrate their 50th family reunion at the old Lees homestead Sunday. The homestead, now occupied by the Dwayne Blaser family, was built 100 years ago this year and the family reunion is being held there in honor of the occasion. Mrs. Patricia Blaser is a fifth generation descendant of Thomas Lees descendants to live in the house.
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