Day in history for September 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The rain kept many people from attending the Scott County Fair. Rock Island and Davenport will each owe the failure of their fair to the elements.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A boiler in Musser's saw mill in Muscatine exploded, completely wrecking the boiler room and fearfully scalding Chief Engineer Robert Carter, David L. Dulgar, his assistant, and Fireman John Dulgar. The men were literally cooked, and their recovery is impossible.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Elbert Hollingsworth was elected president of the senior class of the Rock Island High School.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Dan Cupid had a streak of bad luck in Davenport yesterday as far as the Olsons and Olsens were concerned. However, the loss of a wedding ring and the theft of gifts did not hinder wedding plans. Harry E. Olson, Rock Island, told Davenport police he lost a gold band set with three diamonds shortly after purchasing it. To meet the wedding deadline, Olson bought another ring. Norman Olsen, Davenport, told police a prowler broke into his auto and stole gifts intended for attendants at his wedding.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Sheriff Joe Schneider refused to accept the five used 1974 model state police squads bought in Springfield for his department as replacement vehicles for sheriff's cars having 100,000 or more miles. The sheriff said he didn't requisition any cars and didn't ask for a transfer of funds to pay the $5,000 costs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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