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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