Day in history for July 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
An immense zinc hat, handsomely painted, has been hoisted at the Rock Island House Clothing Store.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The government has discontinued the display of flag weather signals, with the exception of the cold wave flag. The weather signals have for some years been displayed in Rock Island from The Argus building.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Farmers of Drury and Buffalo Prairie Townships in Rock Island County and Eliza Township in Mercer County recently circulated petitions pledging their trade to Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
``It's such clean, healthy work,'' states Jule Withrow, when asked why he selected the unusual occupation of greenskeeper. Mr. Withrow, greenskeeper at Saukie Golf Course since 1943, says that besides the outdoor beauty of his job, it offers an excellent opportunity to meet people. ``Having a home on the golf course is nice, but it does have its disadvantages,'' states Mr. Withrow, who remembers all the windows in his house broken by some of Saukie's less competent golfers.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A number of original Saturday Evening Post cover paintings by former Moliner Dick Sargent are on display in the Financial Security Life Insurance Co. office, 716 17th St., Moline, where a public showing will be held from 5 until 8:30 this evening. At a private preview last night, William A. Getz, Moline, and Paul Norton, Davenport, who were students at Moline High School about the same time as Sargent, reminisced a bit with Sargent over the cover paintings.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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