Day in history for July 23, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Work is progressing well on the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Architect F.P. Borgolte is putting the finishing touches to the plans of the Hotel Harms, to be built this year at the corner of 18th Street and 1st Avenue, Rock Island, by Lothar Harms at a cost of $60,000.

1926 -- 75 years ago
When road construction under the $100,000,000 state bond issue program is started, Route 80 from Rock Island County south will be given early consideration, as will Route 84 from Taylor Ridge to Muscatine.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A 30-year-old woman tenant of the Avalon apartment building, 210 10th St., Rock Island, this morning confessed setting five fires in the building including two last night and three early Saturday morning. She gave no reason for her actions. Police said the woman is a former professional wrestler. Fifty-three residents of the 19-unit apartment building were endangered by the series of fires.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Randall Food Stores, a growing regional supermarket chain, has purchased four additional Quad-Cities stores, boosting its total to seven in the metropolitan area. The small chain headquartered in Mitchell, S.D., will replace four National Tea Co. stores, which is pulling its entire operation out of the area. Randall Foods will take over operation of National Food Arena, 841 42nd Ave., East Moline; and the National Food Stores at 1421 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf; 2720 W. Locust St., Davenport; and 1930 Brady St., Davenport.

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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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