Day in history for May 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The First National Bank this morning received $1,200 in new and shining silver coin from Washington.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island baseball team defeated the Evansville, Ind., team, 4-0, on their field.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Ardo W. Mitchell has been chosen to christen the National Air Transport Corporation plane at ceremonies inaugurating the new air mail service.

1951 -- 50 years ago
More than 48 percent overcrowded, woefully understaffed, and housing the greatest part of its operations in out-dated, non-fireproof buildings, the East Moline State Hospital is still rated as the best of the 14 public institutions for the care of the mentally ill and mentally defective in Illinois. The total number of state patients is 45,402.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A whole year of hard work collapsed in a watery rubble on the floor of Malcolm Jewelers, Moline, as 40 firemen battled a stubborn blaze on upper floors of the newly renovated building at 15th St. and 5th Ave. Owner George C. Malcolm collapsed from smoke inhalation as members of his family, city officials and firefighters attempted to salvage merchandise and fixtures from the $150,000 store. He was hospitalized in satisfactory condition. The fire was confined to the second and third floors of the building, but water caused intensive damage to the ground floor jewelry store.

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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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