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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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