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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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