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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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