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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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