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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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