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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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