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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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