Day in history for December 30, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Our friends, Littig And Huber, are making every preparation for a grand affair tomorrow night at the Rock Island City Hall.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Sneak thieves have a particular grudge against Dr. Davidson, one of our fairest men and best citizens. They have riddled his buggy of its robe and blanket for the fourth time.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The work on the mains to carry the artesian water to Market Square is almost completed and the water will be turned on early this week.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Another big wolf hunt has been planned for the southwest part of Henry County. It will be held on New Year's Day.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One of the hopes of Moline Police Chief Harry Fromme for 1952 is the formation of a traffic accident investigation and prevention bureau to handle the increasing volume of traffic work now spread over the entire department.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Two members of the Quad-City American Sportfliers Club escaped serious injury when their hang gliders crashed at the Illiniwek Forest Preserve at Hampton. James Schadt of Mt. Joy suffered scratches but was not hospitalized when his glider crashed into the upper branches of a tree. A few minutes later, Clarence Machlan of Muscatine incurred minor injuries when he was forced to jump from his glider before it crashed into a hill.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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