Day in history for January 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Harper has begun preparations to build another new hotel in Rock Island. Architect I.N. Holmes is at work on the plans for the building which will be located at the corner of Illinois and Buffalo streets.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Among those seeking the Republican nomination for police magistrate are G.A. Johnson, W.A. Giles, O.E. Cramer and W.W. Clarke.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Stove Company announced a plan to raise its capitalization from $200,000 to $360,000.

1951 -- 50 years ago
International Harvester Company has purchased a 33-acre tract of undeveloped land north and east of Warner's Crossing, Silvis. The tract is to be used as the site for a warehouse and transfer house, serving the Farmall and East Moline plants and the surrounding area, possibly including Harvester plants at Canton and Rock Falls.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline dentist filed a $25,000 damage suit against the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in circuit court because of his erroneous listing in the yellow pages of the telephone directory under ``Physicians and Surgeons.'' The dentist alleges that he has been continually annoyed and inconvenienced by phone calls from people seeking medical aid at all hours of the day and night as a result of the incorrect listing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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