Day in history for September 6, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mayor Butler has authorized Mr. J.R. Hartman to number all buildings in Rock Island according to the ordinance adopted by the city council.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The final arrangements for a membership contest were made at the Young Men's Christian Association building for an effort to bring the membership up to the 500 mark.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Today is one of Rock Island's historic anniversaries as 70 years ago Stephen A. Douglas, the ``little giant'' senator from Illinois, addressed a great rally of Democrats here.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-City Blackhawks and the National Basketball Association today had come to a parting of the ways, and after five years, professional basketball had ground to a sudden and bitter ending in the Quad-Cities. The Blackhawks were dismissed from the league at a meeting in New York yesterday, and plans were set in motion for sale of the players and the franchise to the association.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Dolores Bultinck of Moline will be among 40 American and European crafts people participating in the first International Crafts Exposition this month at The Old Country, Busch Gardens family entertainment center at Williamsburg, Va. Dolores, an expert in the art of bobbin lace work, will demonstrate her craft during the exposition Sept. 11-15, 18-21 and 25-26 at the European-inspired theme park.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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