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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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