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: 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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