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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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