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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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