Day in history for January 17, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
M.M. Sturgeon and Lucien Adams have formed a law partnership and will occupy an office in Mitchell And Lynde's block. Mr. Sturgeon is the Rock Island County superintendent of schools.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Miss Clara B. Hampton was installed as past commander of the Rock Island Lady Maccabees.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dr. G.A. Andreen, president of Augustana College, was elected president of the National Lutheran Educational Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
If you hear a bell ringing outside of Hawthorne, Irving or Lincoln schools, call the fire department. That's the request of William W. Bailey, business manager of the Rock Island public school system. He announced today that work of installing automatic sprinklers in the three schools has been completed. If the sprinklers go on for any reason, an automatic alarm on an outside bell will begin ringing.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Mrs. Rose Poelvoorde of Silvis has been appointed to the newly formed Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities by Gov. Dan Walker. Mrs. Poelvoorde, in her third term as president of the Rock Island County Association for Retarded Citizens, is one of three statewide appointees to the 19-member board which will monitor the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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