Day in history for August 23, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A meeting was held at the Rock Island Third Ward Hose House, lately vacated by Hope Hose Company, for the purpose of organizing a new company.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The 8-inch mill at the Sylvan Steel Works has been started up and all mills are now running and a rush of orders has made it necessary to operate the 18-inch mill nights.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's river front took on an illuminated atmosphere when electroliers which have been installed were lighted for the first time.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Plans to visit each of her students in her own home before the opening of school have been announced by Miss Viola Herington, who began work this week as instructor of home economics at New Windsor High School. She would like to visit girls in the same neighborhood on the same day, and has asked that anyone who has a special preference as to time notify the high school office.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A street fight involving 50 to 60 persons forced East Moline police to call for reinforcements from Moline, Silvis and Rock Island County authorities. The disturbance was believed to be between patrons of a tavern in the 1100 block of 15th Ave. and members of a motorcycle club. Police said several persons were arrested in connection with the disturbance, which took authorities 45 minutes to break up. Details on the cause of the disturbance were not available.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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