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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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