Day in history for February 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
John Cewe of Rapids City incurred a fractured skull when he was struck on the head by a piece of coal at the Gilchrist And Cewe mine.

1901 -- 100 years ago
R.H. Lovvett, who is in charge of the mailing department of the Modern Woodmen of America, is ill with typhoid fever.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Judson J. Adams, Rock Island, was appointed to the Rock Island board of park commissioners.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A house that would practically keep itself, ordered by Mr. and Mrs. Lester G. Paridon, 2414 28th Ave. That is what their general contractor, John F. Litvin, started building for them in June, 1950. Mr. and Mrs. Paridon moved in early December into their new home, believed to be the first all-electric house in Rock Island and one of the few in the Quad-Cities to be heated entirely by electricity.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Mrs. Julia Campbell weathered below zero nights in her uninsulated East Moline home this winter by paying $82 gas and electric bills on her 52-year-home. Those high utility bills should now be a thing of the past for the 88-year-old woman. She is one of the first 100 low income and elderly Rock Island County homeowners qualifying for the federally funded ``winterization project'' coordinated by Project NOW. The project began a week ago after receiving a $49,000 grant from the government.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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