Day in history for September 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Work has commenced on the foundation for a new saw mill at Anawalt, Denkmann And Co. to replace one destroyed by fire.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A test of the intake pipe at the waterworks revealed a leak that is believed the cause of typhoid fever that has twice scourged Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A great forward step in aviation is believed to have been made yesterday at the airport when a monoplane, manufactured by Floyd Kettner of Moline, was tested in a preliminary flight by Pilot E.K. Campbell.

1951 -- 50 years ago
For the second time in the last five days the faulty fire alarm system in Silvis aroused the volunteer firemen from their sleep and sent them hurrying to the fire house only to find that there was no fire. Last night's rainfall caused a short in the system, which is outdated and badly in need of repair, and touched off the fire alarms.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A 54-week strike by Motion Picture Projectionists Local 433 against three Quad-Cities theaters has ended with ratification of a new, three-year contract. Projectionists will return to the Capitol Theater, Davenport, the Capri Theater, Rock Island, and the Parkway Theater, Moline. The strike began Aug. 29, 1975, when negotiations between the union and the Dubinsky Theater chain broke down in a disagreement over automated projection equipment.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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