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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