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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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