Day in history for September 8, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. C.W. Wivill, of the well-known dry goods firm of H.C. Wivill And Co., Rock Island, has returned from the east, where he purchased the largest stock of dry goods ever brought to this city before.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The board of review of assessments in Rock Island County completed its labor and the results show a loss in valuation since last year on property in the city of Rock Island of $21,130.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island voters approved the proposition to abandon the city's tuberculosis sanatorium, located at 25th Avenue and 17th Street.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Workmen have begun clearing and excavating at the site of the new 4-story classroom wing for United Township High School, East Moline. Cost of the project is estimated at more than $1,000,000. The addition will provide 15 classrooms and a study hall. Part of the hill is being removed and the first floor of the new section will be on a lower level level than the present high school building.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Illinois legislators say they could provide $20 million in state funding if Quad-City mayors can agree on a proposed areawide civic center. But Rock Island Mayor James Haymaker said today there's ``no way'' he could endorse a joint civic center outside his city. Haymaker appeared the lone holdout against the Riverpoint Center proposed by the Quad-City Development Group for the western tip of Arsenal Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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