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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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