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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