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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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