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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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