Day in history for December 2, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The St. Louis Intelligencer says Davenport and Rock Island are destined to be two of the largest cities on the Upper Mississippi.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Wagon Company is in receipt of a silver medal from Dallas, Texas, for the best farm wagon in the world.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The new bowling alley of the Rock Island Club, which is pronounced to be the finest in this section, was opened today for the first time.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dr. G.A. Brandelle of Rock Island, president of the Augustana synod, gave the opening address at the synod's international conference.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two 14-year-old Rock Island boys were each assessed $5.40 court costs, severely lectured and ordered to report to Policewoman Madeline L. Johnson on four consecutive Saturdays after pleading guilty to malicious mischief charges in Rock Island police court. The youths confessed to breaking 31 pickets from the fence of Harry O. McCarty, 1224 2nd St., and several pickets from the fence of Jacob J. Nuessli, 1302 2nd St.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An elementary school desegregation plan tentatively approved by the Rock Island School District's Integration Implementation Steering Committee is opposed by Milan parents, who say they may attempt a court fight of the state desegregation directive. The Milan parents have objected to busing fifth- and sixth-graders to Grant School in Rock Island.

Back: Available days in December 2001

Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

(More History)