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: 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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