Day in history for October 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Cars will run to Perryton, next station beyond Taylor Ridge on the Rock Island and Mercer County railroad to bring in 20 or 30 cars of stock for the east.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Secretary L.G. Eddy and Director W.A. Rosenfield of the Rock Island Baseball Association closed terms with Frank Donnelly to act as manager of the Rock Island team during the next season in the Three-I League.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The school of methods conducted at the Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island, established a record unexcelled in Illinois by the Disciples of Christ with 100 enrollments.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Moline board of education voted to add its protest to that of the 868 petitioners in Molette and Spring Brook Courts who are objecting to the location of a county-issued license for a tavern on the east side of 41st St., opposite 12th Ave., just outside the Moline city limits.

1976 -- 25 years ago
G. Laverne Flambo, executive director of Mid America Media, which owns and operates two local radio stations, was named assistant to the president for corporate development. Company president, Burrell L. Small, Kankakee, announced the appointment of Flambo, who is general manager of radio stations WQUA, Moline, and KRVR, Davenport. Small said that Flambo's new corporate responsibilities include negotiating for acquisitions and directing special projects for the broadcast group.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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