Day in history for January 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
New officers of the Farmers' Fair Association are Henry Saddoris, James Kampf, H.C. Quick, John Shall, E.P. Feaster, James Guinn.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Frick's livery stable in Rock Island was damaged by fire.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Joseph W. Valentine, first assistant fire chief in Rock Island, was elected to the executive board of the Illinois Firemen's Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Numerous missing and defaced street signs were reported by Girl Scouts Troop 11, following a three-hour survey covering about a third of Rock Island Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Harold Lindberg, their leader, said the girls' report will be presented to the mayor's office as a guide in replacing the signs.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Arnold Skromme of Moline and his wife, Lois, were wined and dined in Washington, D.C., this week by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and his wife Nancy. Mr. Skromme, chief product engineer for Deere And Co. and an avid antique collector, received an invitation to be a guest at an informal buffet reception hosted by the Kissingers. Mr. Skromme and his wife were included on the guest list as a gesture of appreciation. He has loaned the State Department an 18th century Baltimore Hepplewhite card table, inlaid with four small American eagles.

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