Day in history for February 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. E. Palmer of Cambridge, who is moving to Rock Island, is offering her stock of millinery goods for sale at cost.

1901 -- 100 years ago
John Ohlweiler of Rock Island was re-elected vice president of the Illinois Bottlers' Association at the convention in Chicago.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Fire caused damage of $150,000 to the new 9-story cleaning unit of the Western Flour Mills, Davenport.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The extended work week ordered yesterday for all U.S. military establishments has been in effect for some time at Rock Island Arsenal. Employes of the Arsenal have been working overtime, more than 40 hours a week, whenever the work load required it, officials said. Defense Secretary Marshall yesterday ordered the Army, Navy and Air Force to extend their work week for both civilian and military personnel by four to eight hours.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A grease fire extensively damaged the ventilating system of the Hugh's Sandwich Shop, 17th Street and 5th Avenue, Moline. Operator Angelo Linardos expects the business to be closed at least a month and may not reopen if the damage is over $10,000. Mrs. Linardos said they noticed the fire about five minutes after they opened the business. She said burning grease droppings began falling from the exhaust and they first attempted to control it with a fire extinguisher.

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