Day in history for January 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Eph Wood, deputy collector of internal revenue for the district, favors us with the following figures of collections in his department during the month of December: Beer, $913.90; cigars and snuff, $1,011.50; alcohol, $48,688.20; tobacco, $6.60; other than tax paid stamps, $124.30; special taxes, $88.31; assessments and penalties, $807.90. Total, $51,640.71.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Democratic Club elected B.R. Kenworthy as its first president, and Paul Kersch vice-president.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Hollis R. Warren was elected president of the St. Eloy Driving Club of East Moline.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The now-closed Geneseo landfill has been selected as one of four sites in the state where water pollution tests will be conducted to help determine new state policies concerning the mandatory closing of landfills. The test will cost about $3,000 and will be spread over a two-year period.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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