Day in history for January 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The public is using the new bridge across Rock River for the first time. Construction soon will be finished.

1901 -- 100 years ago
It was decided that the west end of Rock Island will be improved for use as a manufacturing site.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Henry Schoening, 36, Sherrard, World War hero, was electrocuted when an 11,000-volt charge jumped from a high tension wire and passed through his body.

1951 -- 50 years ago
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Atwood Laundry, which was purchased by C.H. Atwood in January 1900. The laundry had been in operation a few years before it was purchased by Mr. Atwood, who now operates it with his son, Royce. Mr. Atwood, who will be 84 years old his next birthday, is one of the oldest working businessmen in Geneseo, and he still spends most of his time at his place of business. Mr. Atwood served as secretary of the Illinois Laundry Owners Association for 23 years.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Anthony Hamilton was named recipient of the Goodyear Conservation Award during a combined annual meeting of the Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District. Hamilton, who lives south of Coal Valley, practiced zero-till on 200 acres in 1975. His was also the farm to sign for a long-term cost sharing conservation program.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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