Day in history for October 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Bellows House is being reshingled.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Ardo W. Mitchell won the handicap cup in the final golf match at the Arsenal links, defeating John D. Cady.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Club voted 65 to 7 to empower the directors to dispose of property and equipment at 218 19th St. to Rock Island Elks Lodge.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Damage is estimated at $10,000 in a fire that raged for six hours destroying 60 tons of baled paper in a metal building at the Riverside Industrial Materials Company, north of Bettendorf. Bettendorf Fire Chief Arthur J. Voelliger said his entire force of 22 firemen was on duty for most of the time. The intense heat from the baled paper, most of it waxed or oiled paper, softened the sheet metal roof and siding of the 28 by 60-foot building, so that it sagged like a wax structure, the chief said.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Silvis City Hall is getting a face lift. The 54-year-old building never has been sandblasted, so the new look has attracted a lot of people's attention. City hall's new look is not confined to the outside only. The Silvis Retired Senior Citizens have received a $6,000 grant to remodel the old library, which was located in the basement, into a lounge and game room. The first floor, which houses the police department was remodeled earlier this year at a cost of $120,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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