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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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