Day in history for October 11, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The brickwork and roofing on Father Roles new residence west of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island, is completed and the building will soon be ready for occupancy.

1901 -- 100 years ago
H.N. Stone, the directory publisher, has practically completed his canvass in Rock Island for his forthcoming book.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Independents closed the home season by defeating the Chicago Bulls, 7 to 3.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Workmen today prepared to pour footings for the auditorium-gymnasium wing of the new $800,000 Bettendorf High School, scheduled to be ready for use by the first of the year. The main section of the building, centered on a 14.5 acre tract overlooking the Mississippi River between 21st and 23rd St., is largely completed, and classes are already in session there.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Hulda Fryxell of Moline has been ``fiddling'' away her time with Tri-City Symphony for more than half a century. The orchestra opened its 62nd season and the Moline violinist has been a member of the symphony for 55 of those 62 years. She has been playing in the orchestra longer than any other current member. Her husband, H.E. Fryxell, also a violinist, was a charter member of the orchestra. He died in 1963. Mrs. Fryxell has performed in the orchestra under the baton of eight conductors, from the very first one, Ludwig Becker, to the current one, James Dixon.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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