Day in history for February 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The two-story frame dwelling of James Baird on the east side of Arsenal Street, between Grove Street and Second Avenue, Rock Island, was damaged extensively by fire.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Fire Department was called to clear snow from the roofs of some of the school buildings.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Augustana College Board of Directors will extend an invitation to Crown Prince Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden to visit Rock Island during his stay in this country.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The annexation of Mound View to Moline School District was confirmed by heavy majorities in a referendum yesterday. The proposition carried in Mound View, 128 to 2, and in Moline School District, 124 to 13. Almost as many people voted in Mound View, the school district in the vicinity of Quad-City Airport, as in all of Moline.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Belgian Valentine's Day wedding will have a Mexican flavor. Ron Raymond of East Moline is supplying colorful Mexican pinatas, shaped like Valentine hearts, for the wedding reception of his cousin, Joseph Depoorter, and Jacqueline Hirst, both of Moline. Raymond began making pinatas as therapy to end his post-heart attack depression and boredom. The hobby has developed to the point where he is kept busy turning out pinatas for parties of family and friends.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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