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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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