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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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