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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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