Day in history for July 11, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Howe's Circus made a very handsome street parade this forenoon, and had a good audience this afternoon.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rev. Emanuel Hoffstein, new pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Island, was given a reception by the congregation.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Protest against the selection of the site on 7th Ave. for the new women's dormitory of Augustana College is voiced by Emmy Evald of Chicago, president of the missionary society of the synod.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Four motorists were fined $10 each and assessed court costs yesterday by Justice of the Peace R.T. Gustus on charges of defacing the public highway. The charge was brought by Henry County Superintendent of Highways Raymond Wells who said the motorists were driving on freshly oiled roads in Hanna Township July 5.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Turah Logue is no different from any other 20-year-old housewife except she wants to drive an 18-wheel semi-trailer truck. ``I've wanted to drive a truck for a long time, ever since I was little,'' says the Coal Valley woman. ``But all I got to drive was a tractor on my father's farm in Missouri.'' Turah has decided to enter a local college which offers truck driver training. Turah objects to suggestions that her ambition is not one most women would seek. ``It's just a job, a good-paying job that I'd like to do.'' Her husband of three years, Phil, says he's ``all for it.''

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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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