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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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