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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