Day in history for October 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. Harper has made a written contract for French plate mirrors, elegantly framed, for every space in the Harper House dining room, between windows and doors, and reaching nearly from ceiling to floor.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island sent the largest delegation outside of Chicago to the state Y.M.C.A. convention at Dixon.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Democratic Women's Club was organized with the election of Mrs. Paul H. Nicholas as chairman.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A proposed sister bridge to the Bettendorf-Moline suspension bridge remained in the tentative stage today as officials of the Davenport commission attended a convention of the American Toll Bridge Association in San Francisco. The new bridge would make possible a 1-way system of traffic control which is expected to relieve the congested conditions that exist at factory closing hours. Built in 1936, the Bettendorf-Moline span has provided a valuable artery for cross-river transportation in the eastern section of the Quad-Cities.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Each Friday 10 Silvis Junior High School pupils gather in teacher Roger Johnson's room where they relive the wars of Napoleon or significant battles of the World Wars. Each pupil matches his wits against an opponent for victory. Most parents thought the course was about war, but Johnson said the goal of the mini-program is to interest the students in playing games.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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