Day in history for August 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Quite a number of Odd Fellows went up to Hampton on the Newsboy on a visit to the lodge up there.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dr. G.A. Andreen, the new president of Augustana College, arrived and will make his home with Rev. J. Jesperson till the arrival of his family.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dollar Day in Rock Island broke all records for attendance and sales.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities area was listed by the labor department as one of six defense production centers having a worker shortage, the Associated Press said in a dispatch from Washington. Secretary of Labor Tobin said the area got on the list because of past and anticipated future increases in the machinery industry plus gains at the Rock Island Arsenal. Tobin said the new classification was designed to measure each area's local manpower supply in relation to existing and anticipated manpower requirements.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After 33 years of marriage, Rosa Daily is finally going home to collect her wedding gifts. The World War II bride is also going to see her mother and brother for the first time in 30 years when she boards a plane in September and visits her homeland, Great Britain. She hasn't been there since she married Gerald Daily and returned with him from the war and finally settled in East Moline. Three previously planned trips had to be canceled when Mrs. Daily became ill, so she's got her fingers crossed.

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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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