Day in history for April 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The river is coming up at the rate of eight inches every twenty-four hours and is now eleven feet one inch above low water mark.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rafting was delayed by ice on the upper Mississippi.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Officials of the International Harvester Company stated that orders have been issued for the production of tractor parts in the former Universal Tractor plant, 43rd St. and 5th Ave., Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
An estimated 300 telegrams were sent to Washington yesterday from the Quad-Cities regarding General MacArthur's ouster, according to information obtained at Western Union offices. Moline reported 110 wires and Davenport reported 100. The Rock Island Western Union office declined to give any information, but it was assumed on the basis of heavy volume reports yesterday that the total would be about the same as in Moline and Davenport.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The south wall of McKay's Plating, Hampton, is getting a fresh coat of paint and providing area residents with a bright look at history. Charles Howell, Hampton, a sign painter by trade, is painting three murals on the wall in honor of the Bicentennial. ``I feel industry owes something to the public by beautifying the area so the community can enjoy it,'' Wilbur McKay, owner, said. McKay and Howell are sharing the cost of the $600 project. The overall dimensions of the mural are 43 by 12 feet.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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