Day in history for February 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A runaway team plunged into the rear end of a Third Street horse car in Davenport and slightly injured Mrs. William Kessel and her two children.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Colonel and Mrs. C.L. Walker announced plans to attend the presidential inauguration in the party of Governor Yates.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dr. C.A. Wiggins of Milan was elected president of the medical and surgical staff of St. Anthony's Hospital.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Walter E. Hendrix, Rock Island, gave birth to her second set of twins within a year. Donald Merle was born at 11:08 p.m. and Donna Marie at 11:20 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Hospital. Mr. Hendrix is a maintenance man at Rock Island Arsenal. They have four other children, Nancy who will be 3 in March; Linda almost 2; and Judy May and Joe Francis, twins, who will be a year old on April 5.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The neighbors got together. That is not too unusual in Moline, but these neighbors are congregations of two churches, one black, one white, who have prayed together for the past 75 years in the Glen Oaks area. In honor of Brotherhood Week, Dr. Roger Rominger arranged a dinner to honor Rev. R.A. Allen, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, who is noting his 40 years as pastor of the 250 member church. The dinner was held in Wesley United Methodist Church, where Dr. Rominger is pastor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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