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 informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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