Day in history for October 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island fire ordinance makes provision for a fire warden in each ward, whose duty it shall be to make stated examinations of the buildings in his district, and report any unsafe chimneys or flues to the city council or chief engineer.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dan McLain, who has been with the D.R.I. And N.W. for the past two years as yardmaster at Davenport, has taken the position of yardmaster for the Rock Island at Eldon, Iowa.

1926 -- 75 years ago
J.W. Armstrong, vice president of the Illinois Oil Company was named to the board of directors of the Rock Island YMCA.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Finding the driver who rammed into a telephone pole on the southeast corner of 9th Street and 5th Avenue, Rock Island, was elementary for Rock Island police. After the crash at 11:38 last night, the motorist drove away. However, he left his front bumper and his license plate. Rock Island police checked the license number and this morning arrested the driver.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Jean Alice Small, vice president of The Moline Dispatch and associate editor of the Kankakee Daily Journal, became the first woman named to the board of directors of the Inland Daily Press Association in the group's 91-year history. Mrs. Small was elected at Inland's annual meeting at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The meeting is being attended by news executives from more than 500 newspapers in the United States and Canada.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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