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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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