Day in history for April 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island is putting on city airs, witness the sign over the door of the Atlantic And Pacific telegraph office, ``Railroad Ticket Office, Tickets Bought, Sold or Exchanged.'' And on the sidewalk a bulletin board with prices of tickets to all points.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island board of education accepted the specifications proposed by F.F. Borgolte for the new high school building.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Lutheran A Capella choir left this afternoon on a 6-day tour through Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Red Cross workers got a boost in spirits this morning, as well as a new contribution for the 1951 fund drive which is still more than $7,000 short of the $30,000 goal. The morning mail at the headquarters of the Rock Island chapter brought this note from a Rock Island widow. ``Enclosed find $1 for the Red Cross drive, I am an elderly lady working for $10 a week. Wish I could do more.''

1976 -- 25 years ago
Superman, Captain Marvel and Spiderman usually save damsels in distress, but they are being used by Alan Light to launch a publishing career from the basement of his parents home in rural East Moline. The business has become so successful he has lured his mother from her job to work with him in publishing ``The Buyer's Guide For Comic Fandom,'' which is what comic fans call a fanzine. The current circulation is 8,500.

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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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