Day in history for February 1, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Moline National Bank are S.W. Wheelock, Porter Skinner and Charles F. Hemenway.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A total of 10 1/2 inches of snow tied up Rock Island traffic in a storm which lasted 16 hours.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Fire caused $1,100 damage to the grocery store operated by Samuel Feldbein, Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A wary mother hamster was still at large in Denkmann School today, after spurning a baited trap and looting her mate's cage for food instead. H.L. Howes, building custodian, vowed he'll stay all night tomorrow if necessary, to find where the tiny animal has hidden the five babies and nest she dragged from her cage a week ago, after the hinges were weakened when it fell from the desk during the night. The hamster has returned each night for food and water, but has left no trail to help locate her nest.

1976 -- 25 years ago
It would cost an estimated $1 million to change the three-letter code used by the air travel industry to identify the Quad-City Airport, federal officials say. Quad-City Development Group recently began working to change the ``identifier,'' a code used on baggage stubs and in travel agent and airline rate books, saying the current MLI designation fails to identify the area served by the Quad-City Airport.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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