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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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