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 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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