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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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