Day in history for September 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
B.D. Buford And Co., Rock Island plow manufacturers, received a telegram stating that the ``Brown Sulky'' came out victorious in a field trial at the Mercer County Fair.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The second annual convention of the Illinois State Electric Association was held at the Harper House.

1926 -- 75 years ago
About 4,000 persons massed in front of the Argus building to hear megaphoned reports of the Dempsey-Tunney heavyweight title contest won by Tunney.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Argus and Moline Dispatch today announced plans for opening jointly a news office in Davenport on or before Oct. 1. Quarters have been leased at 112 E. 4th St. in a building owned by the I.L. Sears estate. The two newspapers have received certification from the office of the Iowa secretary of state as qualified to do business in Iowa. The license was issued in the names of the two publishing firms, The J.W. Potter Co. and the Moline Dispatch Publishing Co. When staffed by the two papers, the branch will cover the news of Davenport, Bettendorf and Scott County.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Several Moline residents may have thought they had a geyser in their backyards when they first sighted smoke rising from a ravine near 33rd St. and 25th Ave. The area several years ago had been a dump and was later covered with dirt. A man burning rubbish in the ravine several weeks ago set the buried rubbish on fire.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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