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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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