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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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