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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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