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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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