Day in history for February 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The county officials in the jail building are happy. Their new lamps have arrived and they all feel like genuine Aladdins. We fear they will have to rub their lamps a long time before any genie appears who will be so useful as to keep them trimmed and wound up.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dr. G.L. Eyster was reelected president of the surgical staff at St. Anthony's Hospital.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Robert A. Wagner, C.B. Marshall and G. William Roth were elected to the board of the enlarged Central Trust And Savings Bank.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Moline police made their first jaywalking arrest today. John M. McCarrell was booked on a violation of a traffic ordinance section which prohibits crossing in the middle of the block. He was released on a driver's license bond pending a hearing of the charge next Saturday. Police have been conducting a campaign for several weeks against the practice of crossing in the middle of the block or against traffic lights.

1976 -- 25 years ago
It's up, up and away for the East Moline Fire Department. The firefighters took delivery of their first ``telesquirt'' fire-fighting apparatus. The $36,000 machine consists of a 50-foot extension ladder, an intercom system from the ground to the top of the ladder and a remote control nozzle that shoots water at 1,000 gallons per minute.

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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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