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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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