Day in history for November 10, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island has six hotels but needs a superior one. Hotel keepers should always provide for their guests and should bring a candle to each room without waiting to be asked for one.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann are doing a big business, having shipped 3,000,000 feet of lumber in October.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The cornerstone of the new Harms Hotel was laid with mortar mixed with champagne.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A National Air Transport 3-motored monoplane landed at the Quad-City Airport on the first leg of an experimental tour over the air mail route between Chicago and Dallas.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Edgar Donlin, custodian at Hawthorne School, Rock Island, for 26 years, was honored at an assembly meeting and was presented an easy chair by Mrs. Freida Grommett, who has served the longest term of any teacher in the school. Mr. Donlin is transferring to the Eugene Field School.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A consultant to study the feasibility of a new Mississippi River bridge between Rock Island and Davenport may be named by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission in December. The study has been discussed for several years but little progress was made until last summer, when U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, told local officials there was no hope of getting federal funds for the bridge until detailed proposals were available.

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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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