Day in history for January 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A harness sale was held at Kenworthy And Beardsley's office, Deputy Sheriff Harkert serving as auctioneer.

1901 -- 100 years ago
G.H. McKown was installed as consul of Camp 309, Modern Woodmen of America.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Walter A. Tillberg, pastor of Moline Trinity Lutheran Church the past 10 years, resigned.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Presentation of a plaque to Herbert M.F. Doden, Rock Island, as the state ``Pharmacist of the Year'' highlighted the annual dinner dance of the Rock Island County Pharmacists Association and Auxiliary last night at the Moline Eagles country home on Rock River. About a 110 persons attended the event. Music for dancing was supplied by Ray Winegar's orchestra. Herb Klier, director of physical education in Moline schools, was caller for mixers.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The 82-year-old Augustana College landmark Old Main and the college's House on the Hill, the former Weyerhaeuser mansion, have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Old Main is constructed of dolomite quarried at LeClaire, Iowa, and reflects Swedish University architectural tradition. Weyerhaeuser bought the once modest farm home in 1865, then transformed it into the elegant residence now used by the college for special functions.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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