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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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