Day in history for October 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Breunert is going to put in French plate glass windows in his drug store at the Harper House, Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The annual fair and bazaar of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church congregation, Rock Island, opened for a 10-day run.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Announcement was made that Prince Wilhelm, second son of King Gustav V of Sweden, would deliver an address at Augustana College.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Ellen Jean White of Davenport is the second woman in the United States to win a direct commission in the women's Air Force. Miss White, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. White, received her commission at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Lieutenant White enlisted in the WAC during World War II. She was graduated from Morningside College, Sioux City, and was a technical sergeant before being awarded the commission.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A larger jet doubling the seating capacity now available will be placed into service on the morning air flights between the Quad-Cities and Minneapolis effective Oct. 31, Ozark Airlines officials announced. A DC-9 jet will replace the FH-227B prop-jets now servicing the daily flight departing at 7:35 a.m. for Minneapolis and the flight arriving here at 11:50 a.m. Darryl Paddock, district marketing and public relations manager, said the increased size in jets will help service the growing market.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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