Day in history for December 4, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- Grading on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad is completed for 5 miles out of Chicago.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Buford Plow Works has just received another larger order for plows and cultivators from California.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- A pumpkin pie social marked the opening of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A. boys' department.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Dr. C.E. Robb was elected president of the lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Society.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Jack Sundine and Gil Johnson, both of Moline, have been named editor and production manager, respectively, of the Moline Dispatch, it was announced by the publishers. Sundine replaces the late Wilbur Mueller, who died last year. Johnson, who had been telegraph editor of the newspaper, will be replaced by C.H. Woods of Davenport. The position of production manager recently was created.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The son of an East Moline couple has been honored for heroism at the scene of a traffic accident in Germany earlier this year. Bernhard L. Harding, a transportation specialist with the U.S. Army's 501st Transportation Company in Germany, was among nine persons presented the Gentleman of the Road Award in ceremonies in Heilbronn, Germany. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Harding, 939 38th Ave., East Moline.
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