Day in history for October 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Much complaint is made of damage done by cows running at large, breaking down fences, breaking open gates and doors, injuring shade trees, getting into lots and gardens, and damaging everything in their way.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Work on the new Rock Island Fifth Avenue passenger station has been begun by C.J. Larkin, who has the sub-contract for the masonry work.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will have the first exclusively Masonic burial ground in the Quad-City vicinity in development of a section of the new Memorial Park Cemetery.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Television viewing has become part of the curriculum at Rock Island High School, at least during the world series. Students are being excused from study hall sessions and from the study half of classes to watch the Yankees and Giants in action. Two 20-inch screen sets are mounted on the stage of the auditorium for the series. Almost half the student body saw the final playoff game.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline City Council has agreed to lease a new police radio system, despite protests it would be more economical to purchase it. The new system, leased from Motorola, includes 17 portable radios, a transmitter, three receivers and related equipment. The city will pay a $2,370 installation fee and a $937 monthly lease fee. Total cost for the five-year term will be about $58,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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