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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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