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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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