Day in history for April 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Miss Katie Byrnes started for the east yesterday to purchase a large stock of spring goods for her millenery store.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann, because of the scarcity of the log supply in this territory, planned to discontinue operations at the Tri-City mills at the close of the year.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Joseph Barth was named captain of the 1926 St. Joseph's football team and Francis Santry elected to pilot the basketball quintet.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island aldermen last night unanimously favored a city ordinance which would require physicians and surgeons to report immediately to police persons seeking medical aid for gunshot wounds. Police Chief Claus C. Miller said William Fitch, 30, sought since a double shooting Saturday, obtained treatment from a physican later that day. The case was not reported, however, and Fitch was not apprehended until late Sunday afternoon.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Turning off every street light in downtown East Moline would save only about $1,100 next year, Public Works Director Karl Cesler said. Aldermen have been considering that move ever since Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. announced it was seeking a 22 percent electric rate increase. Members of the city council hoped the move would make the city budget a little easier to manage, since Cesler estimates next years lighting bill will run more than $90,000.

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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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