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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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