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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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