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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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