Day in history for July 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Colonel Flagler received a requisition for a large lot of war material to be sent to Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming territory. It is probable that a few regiments of volunteers will be raised for the purpose of bringing the Indians into subjection.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The thermometer reached 103.4 degrees, the hottest day recorded since the establishment of the local weather bureau in 1871.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The finishing touches were applied to the resurfacing of 12th Street from 4th Avenue south to 18th Avenue, Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Circuit Judge Ray I. Klingbiel of East Moline and his daughter, Miss Donna Rae Klingbiel, are authors of two articles in the spring issue of Law Forum, published by the University of Illinois College of Law. Judge Klingbiel's article is a 30-page piece on ``Relief from Judgments.'' Miss Klingbiel is the writer of an article on immunity of non-resident witnesses from the service of civil processes.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Motorists appeared puzzled, pedestrians uncertain, city engineers worried and onlookers amused as Moline's 5th Avenue today became a two-way street after more than 20 years as a one-way. Workers began turning off the traffic signals between 11th and 27th streets about 8 a.m., as stop signs were uncovered along 5th Avenue intersections. Cars dodged traffic cones and continued using the wrong lanes and pedestrians dodged cars at crosswalks left without traffic signals.

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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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