Day in history for September 18, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A string of eight movers' teams in one company passed through town, going west, crossing Uncle Sam's bridge.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Acting on the call of Mayor Knox, a large number of citizens assembled in the circuit court room to exchange views on the memorial to be held on the day of President McKinley's funeral.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The business district of Rock Island was bright with lights and crowded by several thousand people who had come to view the promised showing of fall styles in the retail stores.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Approximately four hundred foundry workers on the second and third shifts at the Farmall Works were instructed not to report to work today following a walkout of six key employees in the mill room of the plant. The six workers, who load castings into tumbling mills, reportedly failed to begin work this morning because of a wage dispute. The International Harvester Company has scheduled a meeting with union officials providing the six men report to work in the morning.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A New York-based study group has proposed the Quad-Cities as the site for one of four nationally televised presidential debates. The Center for the Study of the Presidency, which scheduled its seventh annual seminar at the Deere Administrative Center, Oct. 22-24, has asked the League of Women Voters to stage the fourth Carter-Ford debate as part of the seminar, Oct. 22.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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