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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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