Day in history for October 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Miss Mattocks, driving to a wedding at Rapids City, was thrown from her buggy when her horse was frightened by a passing train.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Improvements at The Argus building, including the addition of a third story and extensive alterations on the first two floors and the basement, have been completed.

1926 -- 75 years ago
St. Anthony's Hospital in Rock Island is one of 81 Illinois hospitals approved by the American College of Surgeons.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Lamentation by Davenport police increased today when they learned that both the Rock Island and Moline police stations have television sets, while they must be content with a radio. A request by officers given ``inside'' duty to install a TV set to watch Wednesday and Friday night boxing matches, like the Louis-Marciano encounter, was turned down by Chief Lester Jurgens.

1976 -- 25 years ago
State school officials have rejected an extended implementation proposal for desegregating Rock Island elementary schools and has ordered full integration by next fall. The state rejected a proposed two-year integration timetable and ordered instead a final plan by Dec. 26, Supt. William Kritzmire announced. Nine of the district's 13 elementary schools are not in compliance with state guidelines on racial balance. The four in compliance are Audubon, Earl H. Hanson, Frances Willard and Lincoln.

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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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