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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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