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.

Back: Available days in February 2001

Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

(More History)