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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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