Day in history for December 11, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island Brass Band will play at the public exhibition of the Rock Island Collegiate Institute and Female Seminary.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The ice in Sylvan Slough is 10 inches thick, while in the river it is in many places more than 15 inches, though pure and clear as crystal.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Repairs on the waterworks intake pipe have been completed at a cost of $4,500.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Ivan Fahay and Harry Giles were awarded silver medals for heroism at the ninth annual meeting of the Rock Island Boy Scout Council.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island School Board rejected a petition for annexation of the Milan School District, stressing building needs and economic factors within its own system as the primary reasons.

1976 -- 25 years ago
In June 1949 pretty Joline Schieberl was crowned the first Miss Moline in a pageant sponsored by Moline Jaycees at Wharton Field House. The title led to all sorts of interesting activities for the attractive young Moliner. The Stage Door is Joline's latest venture. It is located across from the Moline Library and will specialize in costumes, dance and theatrical supplies. Joline, who is Mrs. Donald Henss in private life, started to dance almost as soon as she could walk, and by the time she was 18 she had her own dance studio with more than 200 students.

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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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