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: 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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