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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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