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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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