Day in history for October 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Harper is about to put a high and elegant mansard story on his private residence, raise the towers, put in three large bay windows, build a large two-story addition to the rear, and otherwise enlarge and improve the place so that it will be one of the finest-looking and most comfortable residences in Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A contract was let by the Rock Island Sash and Door Works for a new $20,000 warehouse to be constructed west of the present quarters on 26th St. and 3rd Ave.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Organization of the Rock Island Industrial Athletic Club was completed with the election of Warren Duffin as president.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Efforts to recover a 700-pound safe believed dumped in the Mississippi River near LeClaire have been abandoned, Scott County authorities said today. They said a new angle will be followed in probing the $1,200 burglary at Paul's Supermarket, north of Bettendorf. The door to the safe was recovered from the river. Immersion in the water made it virtually impossible to obtain fingerprints.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline police reported that an unusual East Moline residence was broken into and the occupant kidnapped. The residence was listed as a rabbit cage, and the occupant was Thumper, a black and white Dutch rabbit owned by Joan Gremonprez. Thumper, a show rabbit Joan used in a 4-H project, is valued at $50.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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