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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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