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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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