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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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