Day in history for February 23, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Patrick Carey has tendered his resignation to Chief Engineer Kennedy as foreman of Rescue Hose Company in the Fourth Ward.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Black Hawk Tent, K.O.T.C., celebrated its second anniversary in Maccabee hall.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Two men and two women were seized in Rock Island as members of a Midwest post office and railway express company robber gang.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Large sections of lowlands in the Quad-City area were under deepening water today, but the weatherman said the swollen Rock River is nearing its crest and the icy onslaught nearly spent. At the Moline bridge, the Rock River stage this morning was 12.6 feet, a rise of .4 of a foot since yesterday, and more than two-and-a-half feet over flood stage.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A four-man team of Moline police officers placed second in the Moline Police Benevolent Association's third annual combat shooting tournament, distinguished expert group. The team was comprised of Lt. Eugene Hermes, and patrolmen Ronald Hayes, Eugene Mattecheck and William Loete. Another Moline team, comprised of Sgt. Donald Heston, and patrolmen Kenneth Hanger, Michael Leaf and Harry Reeder, placed second in the four-man team, expert group. Approximately 120 shooters from Peoria, Chicago, Iowa City and Quad-City area police departments participated in the two-day tournament.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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