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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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