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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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