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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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