Day in history for December 29, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company presented a petition in circuit court for appointment of commissioners to assess damages, if any, to lands through which the railroad might pass in Rock Island County.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Buford Plow Works, closed during the holidays for inventory, will resume work after New Year's Day.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Club marked completion of improvements to its building with a smoker attended by 400 men.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Cars driven by Melvin Kappler and Henry Lundt crashed several days ago in Moline. Mr. Lundt suffered a concussion of the brain and severe cuts and bruises as a result of this collision.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Damage of at least $5,000 was caused when fire gutted one of the 14 two-story brick and frame apartment units in the $983,000 housing project nearing completion at 9th Street and 26th Avenue, Rock Island. Acting Fire Chief Charles J. Wahlheim, who estimated the loss, said the blaze apparently was started by an overturned salamander.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The American Film Institute, with headquarters in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., has named a former Moline man, Dr. Sam Grogg Jr., as director of National education services. He is son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Grogg, Moline.
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