Day in history for April 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Radishes, onions, lettuce and other garden vegetables are coming into the city in abundance now.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dick, the old gray horse, which had done valiant service in the fire department, died.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Two bond issue propositions for public improvements, before the voters of Rock Island, were rejected.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Geneva Dunderberg, Moline policewoman, was elected president of Illinois Policewomen's Association during the annual convention in Chicago this week. She succeeds Miss Madeline L. Johnson, Rock Island policewoman, as head of the organization. Two of the highlights of the conference were a youth and community service panel, ``While the Public Sleeps,'' at which the work of the policewoman was discussed; and the crime prevention panel, ``The Community Fights Back,'' at which the narcotics problem was studied.

1976 -- 25 years ago
U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback will dedicate a Freedom Shrine to be presented to Moline Public Library by the Moline Exchange Club. The mounted collection of 28 documents recounting American history will become a permanent part of the Moline Public Library collection. The club is making the presentation as part of its bicentennial program. Louis Nachbauer, club president and principal of John Deere Junior High School, will make the presentation.

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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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