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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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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