Day in history for February 19, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island fire companies were called to Haverstick's Pottery on the Milan road. Damage was small.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island city council unanimously voted to relicense the Rock Island-Davenport Ferry Company.

1926 -- 75 years ago
W.N. Phillips of Rock Island was elected president of the Rock Island County branch of the North Star Benefit Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Seventy-five customers who have traded at Eagle Supermarkets during all of the concern's 30 years of existence were guests of the company at a luncheon Saturday noon in the LeClaire Hotel, Moline. Ted Arnold, local sales manager of station WHBF, Rock Island, was master of ceremonies. He introduced Isador Pesses, co-founder of the Eagle Supermarkets. Mr. Arnold also read a telegram from Frank Weindruch, the other co-founder of the firm, who could not attend because of illness.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Shelley Chickris, a Moline native who now spends most of the time on the island of Corsica, is one of the winningest women competing in a rich man's sport. The 5 foot 1 blond, an airport hostess when she's not behind the wheel of her $30,000 Alpine sports car, is the second-ranked woman among European road racers. Shelley attended racing school in Marseilles, where she won a coveted gold steering wheel in competition with 200 male drivers.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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