Day in history for October 1, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- M. Kane, stove dealer, Buford's block, has just procured for the Rock Island and Mercer County railroad some fine coal burning heating stoves for the passenger and baggage car.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Captain O.E. McGinley reached home after having been in northern gold fields since May 1900 as master of the steamer, Leah, on the Yukon River.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Headquarters for the Rock Island Community Chest were established in the corner storeroom on the main floor of the Fort Armstrong Hotel.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Shopping housewives in the Quad-Cities today found prices on many cuts of beef ranging from 2 to 10 cents higher than they were Saturday. The increases were approved Friday by the office of price administration. Taking a several-cent upward climb were hamburger, round steak, chuck roasts and rib cuts.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Nearly five dozen bridges in rural Henry County are either unsafe for large farm trucks, too narrow for wide farm equipment or unsafe for school buses. Nelson Taber, county highway superintendent, says 59 bridges have state load limits of 15 tons or less, a weight frequently exceeded by large grain-hauling trucks when filled, and several of these are unsafe even for standard 9-ton school buses. Rural bridges are deteriorating faster than they can be repaired because of state manpower reductions, a mushrooming bureaucratic maze and a lack of funds from the local level on up.
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