Day in history for December 10, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island City Council ordered estimates on the construction of new sidewalks on Illinois Street.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Dart's Sons, wholesale grocers, have moved into their new warehouse on 18th Street, between 2nd and 3rd avenues, Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Plans for the new $30,000 wing at St. Anthony's Hospital have been completed.

1926 -- 75 years ago
P.E. Simmons was elected president of the Rock Island Real Estate Board.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Dr. Walter A. Wise of Rock Island took office as president of the Rock Island County Medical Society when the group of 120 physicians celebrated the 50th anniversary of the society at Short Hills County Club. He succeeds Dr. J.G. Gustafson of Moline. Two hundred men and women were present for the anniversary party, with Dr. Paul P. Youngberg serving as chairman.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A book titled ``Overcoming Depression'' by Dr. Paul A. Hauck, Rock Island clinical psychologist, can, at this point, be termed a best-seller. Word from the publisher is that the book has sold 32,000 copies and that it is in its fifth printing. The volume was published by Westminster Press. Dr. Hauck writes a column for The Sunday Dispatch titled ``The Human Scene.'' He has written a new book called ``The Art of Discipline.''

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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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