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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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