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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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