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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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