Day in history for February 28, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
John Fisher, cigar maker, has opened a retail shop on Rock River Street near St. Mary's Catholic Church.

1901 -- 100 years ago
L.S. McCabe's advertised fresh carnations at 29 cents a dozen and roses at 39 cents a dozen.

1926 -- 75 years ago
J.F. Darby and C.F. Lynde, formerly of Rock Island, have purchased a bank at Muskogee, Oklahoma.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Appointment of two new officers of the Peerless Dairy Products Company and plans for extensive remodeling of the company's Rock Island plant were announced today by Ralph A. Anderson, president of Peerless. New members of the Peerless management staff are C.L. Gord of Davenport, who is vice president in charge of sales, and G.L. Wight of Rock Island, production manager. The improvement of the Peerless plant, 2nd Avenue and 14th Street, is expected to cost $200,000.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Policemen from the villages of Cordova, Port Byron, Albany, Hampton, Orion, Coal Valley and Andalusia have organized to form the Two Rivers Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police. Representatives of the group say one goal is to promote better communications between small village police departments because of the similarity of their problems. Bruce Beatty, Hampton, was elected president of the organization, with Jack Coleman, Coal Valley, vice president.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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