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: 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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