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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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