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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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