Day in history for February 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Bollman was elected chief and John Staubach assistant engineer of the Rock Island fire department.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Ed Nance, J.Q. Paddock, Tom P. Laflin, A.D. Sperry and W.A. Poeter won prizes in the bird shooting match held by the Forester Gun Club, Davenport.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The officers and directors of the Rock Island chamber of commerce resigned to permit the new organization to select its own leaders.

1951 -- 50 years ago
J.W. Ramsey, Argus editorial writer and columnist, today received a Freedoms Foundation certificate of merit for an editorial, ``Freedom is Just That,'' published in the Argus last year. Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian awards foundation chartered in 1949 for annually making awards to Americans who make outstanding contributions to better understanding of freedom by the things which they write, do or say.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Officials of the Quad-City Nuclear Generating Station near Cordova are investigating the death of several thousand fish found near the plant's water intake. A spokesman said there is no reason to suspect anything from the generating station killed the fish. A sample of the dead fish were taken for analysis at the plants laboratory near Chicago to determine what killed the fish.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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