Day in history for April 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new Gault Home, Moline, opens its doors to the public with clean rooms and new furniture. Mr. Gault intends making it a home for the weary in all respects. The proprietor is an enterprising hotel keeper.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Axel Olson, a boarder, while drunk last night, caused a panic among the guests of the Windsor Hotel, Moline, by firing three shots from a revolver in the office. No one was hit. Olson was fined $5 today in the Moline court.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Samuel Gellerman, Rock Island, was elected chairman of the United Palestine Appeal in the Tri-Cities.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Musical talent which spans a continent converged on the Quad-Cities this weekend to take part in the massed choral program in Wharton Fieldhouse, Moline, the climax of a 12-week festival of sacred music sponsored by the Council of Churches of Rock Island County. Dr. Charles C. Hirt, professor of music at the University of Southern California, directed the combined choirs.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Two East Moline nurses aides and three Silvis policemen were honored for their life saving actions last February in evacuating 18 residents from the Happy Haven Nursing Home, Silvis, after fire broke out. Recognized for their bravery were Mrs. Sylvia Eichorn, Mrs. Janie Fiebig, and Officers Tom Williams, Mel Malmloff and Jack Vogler. The citations were presented by the Silvis Optimist Club, Mayor Bill Tatman and State Rep. Oral Jacobs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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