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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