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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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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