Day in history for August 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Argus sent a reporter to Atkinson to report the examination of the train wreckers. No other paper in this vicinity had the enterprise to do it.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Illinois and Iowa Central District Medical Association met in the parlors of the Harper House.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island city council passed resolutions instructing the board of local improvements to call hearings on the proposed improvement of 5th Avenue from 23rd to 40th streets.

1951 -- 50 years ago
More than three hundred Rock Island Lines boxcars, caught in the Kansas City rail yards during the recent flood, which devastated that part of the country, have been brought to Silvis for cleaning and repair. The boxcars, caked with tons of Missouri and Kansas mud, have been towed to the Silvis rail yards of the Rock Island Lines where they will be cleaned, disinfected and put in readiness for service.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A possible strike by 2,000 students of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, was called off, even as student unrest grew in the wake of the dismissal of the college's administrator. The college's board of directors met to demand the resignation of Dr. W. Heath Quigley, who has been associated with the school for 36 years, officials said. A Palmer source said the board fired Quigley because of what they termed ``erosion of confidence between the board and the administrator.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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