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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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