Day in history for February 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A raging fire caused widespread destruction to Hill's block on the corner of 3rd and Brady, Davenport.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The latest models of ladies' high shoes were offered for sale at $2.10 a pair at the Boston Shoe Store.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Station WOC will broadcast a mystery program, the first to be heard in this area.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Private (first class) Charles P. Conner, 20, Davenport, has a battered and somewhat mildewed English brand cigaret he wears over his ear as a good luck charm when going into battle. Conner, with the armored section of the Second Infantry Division in Korea, said he got the lucky cigaret from a Netherlands soldier. ``Stopped the tank to bum a smoke, and a Chink mortar shell hit where the tank would have been,'' Conner said. ``Sorta kept the butt as a lucky souvenir.''

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Illowa Health Planning Council is applying for a $143,700 grant to establish a paramedic program in the Illinois Quad-Cities. The grant will provide for three paramedic vans with special equipment which will be connected with Moline Public Hospital, the resource facility, with other hospitals, Illini, Lutheran and Franciscan acting as associate facilities. The grant will also provide for the training of eight paramedics, to be directed through Moline Public Hospital.

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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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