Day in history for April 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Henry L. Benn, Moline, has just received the Mexican War medal from Washington. Mr. Benn served in the First United States Artillery during the war, and was honorably discharged at its close. The medal will be a free passport to the Centennial over all the roads leading to Philadelphia, and free quarters while there.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Joe Patten, 14, Rock Island, was run over by a beer wagon in front of the No. 2 hose house and received injuries in the abdomen. He was playing marbles in the street and attempted to dodge in front of the team.

1926 -- 75 years ago
K.T. Anderson, cashier of the State Bank of Rock Island, was elected president of the Rock Island County Federation of the Illinois State Bankers' Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Amid cautious predictions that the Mississippi River may not reach the 19-foot level at Rock Island, the Quad-Cities region today entered the stretch drive in the battle to contain the glutted stream. The revised crest forecast raised hope that Rock Island's temporary sandbag dike will hold the flood waters out.

1976 -- 25 years ago
For the second year in a row, the cost of a swim at Moline's Riverside Park pool will go up. The park board has agreed to increase the season tickets another $1 to $8 for children and $12 for adults, $30 for family passes. General admission prices also were increased a dime to 50 cents for children and 75 cents for adults.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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