Day in history for October 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The first shipment of freight for Chicago and the east over the Burlington Railroad was made via Prophetstown.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The steamer, Duke, which has been lying at the bottom of the river at Credit Island since last season, has been raised by the owner, Captain McCaffery.

1926 -- 75 years ago
State Senator Martin R. Carlson of Moline spoke at a meeting of the Rock Island City Republican Central Committee.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Moline Board of Education approved a plan for enlisting the cooperation of parents in establishing a voluntary system of registering the cars and motorbikes that students drive to school. The plan is to submit the idea first to the parent-teacher associations of the senior and junior high schools. If they approve, letters will be sent to parents, pointing out traffic hazards around schools and asking for cooperation in the registration of students' vehicles with school officials.

1976 -- 25 years ago
When Shadow, the 11-year-old Dalmatian mascot of the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department, died recently, the men of the department felt that she should be properly remembered. She was buried near the department headquarters, and the firemen decided she rated a grave marker and special chained-off area. To hundreds of school children in the area, Shadow was the highlight of their visit to the department with her affectionate greeting.

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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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