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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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