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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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