Day in history for February 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Charles Schneider, 16, was critically injured while working at Wagner's Brewery.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The kindergarten conducted by Miss Clara Woltmann in Lincoln School was deprived of quarters due to temporary occupation by high school students. The kindergarten pupils met instead at the T.B. Davis home.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Miss Mildred Nelson, representing Rock Island high school, won third place in the Big Nine declamation contest.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Weary of warning railroads about switching crews and freight trains blocking important crossings for unreasonable lengths of time, East Moline police yesterday afternoon arrested C.E. Hart of Silvis, Rock Island Lines switching crew foreman, after his train is alleged to have blocked the 10th St. crossing from 3:40 to 4:25. A city ordinance limits to 10 minutes the time a train may block any one crossing.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A doctor delivering children to two generations of one family isn't too unusual. But in Moline Dr. David Murrell timed a birth ``with the aid of the mother'' exactly 21 years after he delivered the mother. Mrs. James Mudd Jr., Moline, gave birth to Jon Michael in Moline Public Hospital at 10:38 a.m. Feb. 20. As Raedean Ann Exbom, Mrs. Mudd entered the world Feb. 20, 1955 in Moline Public Hospital, with Dr. Murrell in charge of the delivery.

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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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