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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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