Day in history for October 10, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The first shipment of freight for Chicago and the east over the Burlington Railroad was made via Prophetstown.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The steamer, Duke, which has been lying at the bottom of the river at Credit Island since last season, has been raised by the owner, Captain McCaffery.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- State Senator Martin R. Carlson of Moline spoke at a meeting of the Rock Island City Republican Central Committee.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The Moline Board of Education approved a plan for enlisting the cooperation of parents in establishing a voluntary system of registering the cars and motorbikes that students drive to school. The plan is to submit the idea first to the parent-teacher associations of the senior and junior high schools. If they approve, letters will be sent to parents, pointing out traffic hazards around schools and asking for cooperation in the registration of students' vehicles with school officials.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- When Shadow, the 11-year-old Dalmatian mascot of the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department, died recently, the men of the department felt that she should be properly remembered. She was buried near the department headquarters, and the firemen decided she rated a grave marker and special chained-off area. To hundreds of school children in the area, Shadow was the highlight of their visit to the department with her affectionate greeting.
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