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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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