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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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