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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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