Day in history for April 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Miss Katie Byrnes started for the east yesterday to purchase a large stock of spring goods for her millenery store.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann, because of the scarcity of the log supply in this territory, planned to discontinue operations at the Tri-City mills at the close of the year.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Joseph Barth was named captain of the 1926 St. Joseph's football team and Francis Santry elected to pilot the basketball quintet.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island aldermen last night unanimously favored a city ordinance which would require physicians and surgeons to report immediately to police persons seeking medical aid for gunshot wounds. Police Chief Claus C. Miller said William Fitch, 30, sought since a double shooting Saturday, obtained treatment from a physican later that day. The case was not reported, however, and Fitch was not apprehended until late Sunday afternoon.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Turning off every street light in downtown East Moline would save only about $1,100 next year, Public Works Director Karl Cesler said. Aldermen have been considering that move ever since Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. announced it was seeking a 22 percent electric rate increase. Members of the city council hoped the move would make the city budget a little easier to manage, since Cesler estimates next years lighting bill will run more than $90,000.

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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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