Day in history for August 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
During the last two weeks, Moline has experienced some fearfully hot weather.

1901 -- 100 years ago
W.H. Lange has been shaking hands with himself since Saturday night that he is here to tell the story of a remarkable escape he had from suffocation in a folding bed.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Approximately 7,000 people gathered at the Rock Island County Fair at Joslin to see the exhibits and witness the horse races.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A bid to bring the 1952 Illinois State Chess Championship Tournament to Rock Island is expected to meet with approval of the Illinois State Chess Federation in Chicago. Three Rock Island men, officers of the Tri-City Chess and Checkers Club, will present the bid to directors of the association at their annual meeting. The trio, Karl Wiegmann, Henry Jeffrey, and John Warren, will compete in the state tournament.

1976 -- 25 years ago
When the Jerrold Adamson family, 521 39th St., Moline, returned from vacation this week there was a surprise waiting for them, a big totem pole. For many years Adamson has been one of the kingpins in the Indian Guides-Trailblazers program of the Upper Rock Island County YMCA but is going to ease his efforts in the program. To show their appreciation for his work his colleagues at the Y, who were making the totem pole, decided to put it in Adamson's lawn until they were ready to use it elsewhere.

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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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