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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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