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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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