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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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