Day in history for December 28, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Stockholders of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company are advised to re-elect the board of directors at the annual meeting.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new city pump at the Rock Island Waterworks was started up for the first time, and the old pumps were stopped and will undergo some repairs.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Railway Company will build an extension of the street railway system to South Heights.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The building and grounds committee of the East Moline City Council has condemned the chimney of the new fire station in the Watertown district and ordered it torn down.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Moline policemen became goat herders after Mrs. Madison Berg, 2556 30th St., complained that several goats had strayed into her yard and were munching her evergreens. The police ran the animals out of the yard, located the owner, told him what for, and left it for Mrs. Berg to make a settlement for the damages to her greenery.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Two East Moline men narrowly escaped death when their car collided with a Rock Island Lines freight train at the 19th St. crossing. Police said the driver of the car, Charles K. Moore, and a passenger, Terry McNew, attempted to beat the train by going around crossing gates. The car hit the train near the front of the engine, and was dragged 30 to 40 feet.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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