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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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