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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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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