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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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