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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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