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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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