Day in history for October 4, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- There was a small fire in the sawdust at the old Rodman Mills. Damage was slight.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The first frost of the season was a general and killing one throughout the county.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The campaign of the Rock Island Civic Music Association closed with 700 memberships secured.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The Rock Island Public Library will join with libraries in all parts of the United States to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the American Library Association in Philadelphia, Oct. 4, 1876. Governor Adlai E. Stevenson has issued a proclamation urging all citizens and civic organizations to recognize and participate in the occasion. Its object, the governor stated, ``is a restatement of the American heritage in terms of present-day crisis and a stimulation of general thinking on the problem of how to defend our freedom by understanding its origin and its application to the great problems of today.''
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Fire believed set by an arsonist swept through a Geneseo warehouse owned by Hedman Anderson and Co. causing about $200,000 damage. Flaming debris was blown from the warehouse, located at West Exchange and North College Ave., across the street, where it started a small fire on the porch of the Flavel Orling residence and cracked windows of the neighboring Alice Brokaw home. The flames destroyed the 7,800 square foot warehouse.
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