Day in history for December 14, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The steamer Glaucus left a large shipment of goods for the Charles A. Parker Company, Rock Island.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Broadway Presbyterian Church is now entirely under cover and part of it will be ready to occupy early in January.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Home Improvement Association was organized with Mrs. Julia Rosenfield as president.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A cold wave sent Rock Island's temperature down 24 degrees to 5 degrees below zero.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Davenport firemen made one of the shortest fire runs on record when they answered an alarm at the Storage Battery Company's garage at 207 Western Ave. Fire trucks from Central fire station, 331 Scott St., pulled out of the garage into 4th St., whipped around the corner and pulled up to the rear end of the garage. The alarm turned out to be gasoline on the floor of the garage.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline senior citizens will soon have a food and recreation center in the Watertown district. The city council finance committee recommended allocation of $3,000 to help set up a hot lunch center at 19th St. and 3rd Ave. after a spokesman for the city's elderly outlined the plan. The hot lunch program will begin at Mount Zion Baptist Church while negotiations continue for rental of the former Cosgrave Pharmacy to permanently house the center.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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