Day in history for October 30, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
With an estimated 2,000 torches, the Democratic torchlight procession was the largest ever seen in Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Street car power was mysteriously cut off for half an hour and all linemen in the employ of the company failed to locate the cause of the trouble.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Miss Ada M. Barker, secretary of the Rock Island Welfare Association, was elected president of the Central Council of Social Agencies of Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County deputy sheriffs have been asked to keep their eyes peeled for a chicken, three dozen eggs and a pair of children's shoes. Robert A. Deamer, 338 15th Ave., Moline, told the sheriff's office the articles were taken from his car last night at the Quad-City Airport. Deamer didn't say whether the chicken was alive or ready for the frying pan.

1976 -- 25 years ago
State Fire Inspector Bud Miller, Galesburg, is investigating the fire that destroyed the historic barn in Illiniwek Forest Preserve. The big red barn, located near the Mississippi River at Illiniwek, was built in 1842 for use as a grist mill in Rapids City. The building was due to get a new coat of paint the same day it burned. The fire loss was estimated at $70,000 to $75,000 for the building and contents. The barn was used to store Rock Island County equipment.

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