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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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