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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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