Day in history for February 12, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island National Bank has moved into its new quarters in the Masonic Temple.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Tri-City Labor Congress voted to petition the Rock Island City Council to increase the number of members on the board of education to 10.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- L.M. Casteel and Paul R. Preston were appointed majors in charge of the team soliciting for the Rock Island city building campaign.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- James Holland of Geneseo, a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, last June, will leave Feb. 21 by plane from Quad-City Airport, for Buenos Aires, Argentina, to compete for the United States in the Pan-American Amateur Olympics to be held there for two weeks. Mr. Holland, who is an all-around athlete, will compete in the running broad jump, and possibly in other events.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The rotunda of the Rock Island County Office Building may be slowly sinking into the ground. Roy Lindholme, chairman of the county's administration committee, told the group, ``I have been watching what appears to be a serious problem in the rotunda area and am convinced it has slipped downward a matter of inches within the past year.'' He has also noticed the basement floor has buckled in the area below the rotunda, cracks have developed between the flooring and floor base in some sections.
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