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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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