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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