Day in history for August 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
George Crawford of Pleasant Valley (Hampton township) has rolled a big watermelon into our sanctum.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Actual work has begun on the new Rock Island passenger station on 5th Avenue.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Modern Woodmen of America has been elected a member of the American Green Cross, an organization now in process of formation whose purpose is to nationalize the reforestation movement.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island aldermen last night decided to file suit in circuit court for a permanent injunction against ``nuisance'' operations of the Rock Island Metal Foundry, Inc., 506 41st St. The city council's decision to file suit was greeted by cheering from about forty property owners and residents of the foundry vicinity who claim the plant is a public nuisance. The warehouse building has been the particular object of complaints of persons living in the area. They claim that the foundry firm has not used the building for a warehouse, but for regular foundry and machine work. The result, they claim, is loud noise, dust and sharp vibration of the walls of their homes.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Burglars broke into the Goodyear Tire And Rubber Co. Service Store in Moline and walked off with 30 television sets and other merchandise. Police report the burglars gained entry to the downtown Moline store at 1810 5th Ave. by kicking in a panel on an overhead door.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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