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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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