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: 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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