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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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