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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