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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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