Day in history for February 7, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Isaac Negus was elected president of the Rock Island County Old Settlers' Society.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. Carrie Nation, the Kansas cyclone, was reported headed this way, expecting to stop in the Tri-Cities long enough to accomplish some of her saloon wrecking work.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The Augustana Foreign Missionary Society report showed $3,600 contributed to foreign missions during the last year.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- A classroom project which helped gain him his master's degree in industrial designing may lead to greater success for a young Rock Island man. He is Nicholas G. Jannes whose designs of two types of chairs have been accepted for showing in the National Designer's Exhibit now under way at Bradley University, Peoria. Mr. Jannes constructed models of two types of the chairs and is firmly convinced the chairs are suitable for easy manufacture.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The old stone mansion at Friendship Farm, one of the oldest buildings in the Quad-Cities area, has been a witness to a considerable amount of history. Built in the 1830s, 8 miles southeast of downtown Moline, a few blocks off of Coaltown Road, it stands proudly on the banks of the Rock River. When the house was built, the site was the area's only crossing over the Rock into Henry County. A ferry provided transportation across the narrow channel.
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