Day in history for March 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The newly-elected mayor of Rock Island, William P. Butler, resigned his position as secretary of the Buford Plow Company.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Elmore H. Stafford and Worthy Dart are visiting in Phoenix, Arizona.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Major General C.C. Williams, Army ordnance chief, denied a report that Rock Island Arsenal is slated for sale along with other government holdings.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The federal communications commission, Washington, D.C., has granted station WHBF-TV a full commercial television license. The official word was received this morning by Leslie C. Johnson, manager of WHBF. This is the only commercial TV license in the area. In order to get such a license a station must comply with the exacting engineering requirements of picture, sound quality and signal range. Viewers of WHBF-TV now are assured that the picture they are viewing is among the finest in the industry.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Construction is expected to begin later this month on the $456,000 Viking Club near 12th Ave. and 41st St., Moline. The current club building, 1514 1/2 4th Ave., was sold to the city to provide right-of-way for the new 4th Ave. project. The two-story building will have a large main meeting room with a seating capacity of 400, a large commercial kitchen, bar areas, and walk-out terraces on both levels fronting the wooded ravine on the 12th Ave. side.

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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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