Day in history for December 13, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- The Rock Island city council elected Lemuel Andrews to cast the vote of the city for directors of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Stockholders of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad approved the purchase of the St. Louis, Rock Island and Chicago Road.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The board of supervisors voted $250 to repair and mount the cannons in the courthouse yard.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island playground commission will sponsor carol singing in Spencer Square on Christmas eve.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The Rock Island Lines 100th anniversary celebration next Oct. 10, will take place in a depot area modernized from track to office. The railroad will have spent $150,000 in improvements by the time the remodeling work to the Rock Island station is completed next spring. The company announced that an ``appropriate'' monument will be unveiled during the centennial observance. Its bronze plaque will commemorate the first crossing of the Mississippi River by a railroad bridge.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Roger W. Curry, 34, Rapids City, who directed the design and development of agricultural planters at John Deere Plow and Planter Works, Moline, was honored with the Young Designer Award of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE).
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