Day in history for October 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Sylvan Boat Club has adopted a club badge by which the members may hereafter be designated. It is of gold, two spoon oars over the crossing of which rests a handsome monogram composed of S.B.C. and the whole supported by a cable in the form of a ring. It is a beauty.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Gunnar G. Swann, a solicitor in the employ of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, was struck in the head with a screen that dropped from a fourth-story window of the Harper House this morning and escaped without a scratch. The only injury done was to his hat, which was crushed.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island gained 8.1 percent in industrial employment during September.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A 17-year-old youth was fined $15 and costs in Davenport police court on a charge of speeding and racing with his hot rod automobile. Judge John McSwiggin issued a warning to all other youthful hot rod drivers. The judge declared that if cases of this type involving young drivers continue to come into his court, he will start suspending driver's licenses of the traffic violators.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's sex education program will remain intact, and ``Go Ask Alice'' will stay on library shelves as a result of school board action. Although the board rejected motions to alter the sex education program and ban the book, both matters apparently will be reviewed by a committee.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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