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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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