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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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