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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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