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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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