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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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