Day in history for September 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
B.D. Buford And Co.'s plows took the first premiums at the Dubuque fair this week.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The ceremonies were held for the laying of the cornerstone of the Beth Israel synagogue, 22nd St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Manager Arch H. Bowlby of the Rock Island Independents announced the signing of Ralph (Bud) Widick, former Emporia College star and an all-Kansas center for three years.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island High School student will be assisted by a network radio appeal for more material to help her continue to amuse hospitalized veterans. Faith Watson, 16, collects cartoons, jokes, poems and short stories from magazines for scrapbooks. Needing more material, she wrote a letter to Jack Berch, NBC singing star. He will read her letter at 10:30 tomorrow morning on radio station WOC, appealing to radio listeners to help Faith carry on her beneficial work.

1976 -- 25 years ago
``Colona has one hell of a fine police department,'' wrote a vacationer from Michigan, who found himself in an unfamiliar community, devoid of lights on his van and trailer. Seeking help from the Colona police, Police Chief William Leftwich not only told him of a nearby campsite but provided the traveler with a two-squad escort to the site. The vacationer sent a letter warmly thanking Leftwich and his staff for their ``assistance and courtesy.''

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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