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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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