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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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