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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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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