Day in history for May 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island Street Commissioner Mauker is putting in a good bridge on Toledo Street between Otter and Swan, in place of the one carried away by the storm of the 18th.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The corner stone of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, was laid with impressive ceremonies.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Agitation for daylight saving time for the Tri-Cities ceased when the Davenport chamber of commerce refused to endorse the adoption of such a schedule.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A telephone directory has brought a brother and sister together after 29 years. Mrs. Flossie Iffland, Rock Island, had not seen her brother Leo Fetterer in 29 years, although Mrs. Iffland has resided in Moline and Rock Island 11 years. ``Last Wednesday I was thumbing through the telephone book,'' Mrs. Iffland said. ``And there, as big as life, was my brother's name and address.

1976 -- 25 years ago
There's nothing half-hearted about the Kennedy brothers of Coal Valley, who will be setting forth on a 4,250-mile bike trip. Mike, 15, had open-heart surgery five years ago, and since then has been unable to participate in team sports, so he took up cycling. The brothers will begin their journey in Reedsport, Oregon. The entire trip will take 82 days, which includes eight rest days. The trip will cost approximately $1,000 each, which does not include the cost of the bicycles.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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