Day in history for October 6, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Peter Farrell has completed the brick work on Dart's Sons new block and he will now rush the work on Gaylord's new block before cold weather.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island Waterworks Superintendent Bancroft is preparing a barge and arranging the machinery which will be used to repair leaks in the intake pipe of the waterworks.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Club will consider a proposal for the sale of their property on the west side of 19th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave. and the dissolution of the club organization.

1951 -- 50 years ago
An 8-year old Rock Island girl received a stern lecture from First Assistant Fire Chief Charles B. Knox after she turned in a false alarm at 12th St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Assistant Chief Knox said the girl maintained she did not know what would happen when she pulled the alarm. The girl, taken in custody by Patrolman Kenneth F. Jaeke, did not run away after pulling the alarm, the assistant fire chief asserted.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Quad-City woman had to check six local tire stores last week before she found a size H78-15 tire for her car. The length of her search was surprising to local retail dealers, but may not be uncommon in coming months. The ripples of the four-month tire industry strike this summer are beginning to reach consumers, and a check with local retail dealers indicates supplies are getting low.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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