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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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