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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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