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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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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