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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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