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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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