Day in history for May 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Hon. Thos. S. Ridgeway, state treasurer of Illinois, is at the Harper House in Rock Island. Mr. Ridgeway is a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Governor Yates accepted Rock Island's invitation to visit the city at the time of President McKinley's stop on his way back east.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Over a hundred Rock Island boys, entries in the annual Argus Y.M.C.A. learn-to-swim campaign, took their first swimming lessons.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A special train will bring to Davenport tomorrow morning a complete electrical show of the newest types of equipment for exhibition tomorrow and Monday. More than two thousand industrial, utility and civic leaders of the Quad-Cities have been invited by the General Electric Company to view the showing. The items are of interest only to those who produce electric power or use it industrially.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island County Historical Society, for the first time, has elected a woman as its president. She is Mrs. Howard (Virginia) Dahlberg of Moline. Mrs. Dahlberg has been active through the years in civic affairs and politics and now she will add the leadership of the Historical Society to her accomplishments. She succeeds Clarence Skinner as president.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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