Day in history for May 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi River Logging Co., of which F. Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island is president and manager, has about three hundred men at work in the Beef Slough booms.

1901 -- 100 years ago
First class round trip tickets to San Francisco with stop-over privileges via C.R.I. And P. railway sold for $48.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Three men were struck by lightning on Big Island during the rain and hail storm.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Construction of a 2-story addition to the Rock Island Y.W.C.A. building will be started this summer, it was revealed this afternoon at the annual membership tea of the organization. The addition, to cost an estimated $200,000, will be a gift of the family of John H. Hauberg, Rock Island, as a memorial to the late Mrs. Hauberg. Mr. Hauberg is a member of the Y.W.C.A. advisory board. The addition will be erected on the east side of 16th St. between 3rd Ave. and the alley to the north, adjacent to the present Y.W.C.A. building. It will be a 2-story fireproof structure of modern design, connected with the present building by a glassed-in breezeway.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Senator Don Wooten presented Hampton Mayor John Sansale with an official certificate naming Hampton a Bicentennial village. Wooten said it was fitting that Hampton should be named a Bicentennial village because it was the first village platted in Rock Island County.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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