Day in history for February 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The ice in Sylvan water is between four and five inches thick, and several companies have resumed cutting operations.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A fire alarm box will be erected in the Rock Island business district.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A filling station at 24th St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island, was rifled of $400 by a young man who asked permission to use the telephone.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two fires in an 18-hour period yesterday afternoon and this morning badly damaged a small dwelling at 2443 32nd St., Moline. Fire department officials attributed both to a defective chimney. The first fire centered in a wall where the smoke pipe from a coal stove entered the chimney. It set fire to wall studding. This morning the occupant started a fire in the stove without having repaired the condition which caused the first blaze.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Bicentennial project in Green Rock is going to the dogs. With the OK from the city fathers, the animal control panel truck has been painted an historic red, white and blue. Now dogs can ride proudly to the pound in an appropriately patriotic vehicle, knowing they have done their share in promoting the historical significance of the Bicentennial. Other communities, also bitten by the Bicentennial bug, have been trying to outdo each other in promoting patriotic projects.

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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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