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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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