Day in history for September 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Harper, Bellows, Rock Island and Taylor houses are having a good run of business just now.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The steamer Urania, recently purchased by Captain Walter A. Blair to take the place of the burned Volunteer in the Rock Island-Burlington trade, was destroyed by fire at the Muscatine shore.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A new hymn book, published by the Augustana Book Concern for Augustana College and other synod institutions, was introduced at the chapel exercises held at the college.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island High School students and those of other city schools today were warned against hitchhiking in streets and roadways, as a result of action taken by the Rock Island Safety Council after numerous complaints were received by motorists who contended school youths rudely forced them to stop by standing in the drivers' paths.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Illinois Quad-City officials say renumbering the interstate highways in this area would correct a 20-year-old mistake. They argue renumbering would end confusion, congestion and a hazardous traffic situation under the present designation. Iowa officials, however, maintain the cost of renumbering, loss of tax revenue and potential safety hazards outweigh any benefit gained by renumbering. Both arguments will be aired at a hearing on the controversial renumbering plan under study by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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