Day in history for December 9, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The Robinson Family are still in town and will give another of their popular theatrical performances on Saturday evening next.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Davenport sent 10,000 dozen eggs east on Monday, making about 50,000 dozen that have been shipped from that place. This kind of chickens can be counted before they are hatched.

1901 -- 100 years ago
J.R. McPartland has been promoted to the position of trainmaster of the B.C.R. And N. to succeed C.S. Weston, who has been promoted to assistant superintendent.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Electrical League of the Quad-Cities is sponsoring an outdoor home decorating contest.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The 23rd Avenue repaving and widening project, planned to start early next spring, was given top priority by the Moline City Council when it set up its motor fuel tax-financed project for the next five years.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The identity of Philip Dorian will soon be known. Philip Dorian is the pen name used by a well-known Moline resident in writing a mystery novel, ``The Streaker Murders,'' which was published by Dorrance And Co. last summer. He will ``officially'' reveal his identity at an autograph party to be sponsored by Walden Books of SouthPark Mall, Moline. The party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the bookstore.

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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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