Day in history for September 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Moline flouring mill wagon, crossing the railroad tracks at the ferry landing in Rock Island with a load of wheat, was run into by a freight train.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The 12th annual joint Tri-City Labor Day observance was fittingly celebrated in Rock Island with 2,000 laboring men proudly marching in a parade.

1926 -- 75 years ago
C.J. Shaw, general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, and Mrs. Shaw returned from an extensive European trip.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Inventing is fun, when you're able to convince people your inventions aren't Lorenzo Jones gadgets but are really useful, according to Harry Barlow, formerly of East Moline. Barlow's alert mind has hatched a new way to heat homes, a portable switch that operates twice as many mine cars on a track as before, and a device for picking up mail bags by train or plane. Among his first inventions was a hand-carved wooden teether, designed for the first Barlow baby.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Christine G.M. Wolfframm has been named to the top post in the Army, Naval and Air Force ROTC units at the University of Illinois. Miss Wolfframm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bodo M. Wolfframm, Moline, is the first woman to be named battalion commander of the Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps at Illinois. Miss Wolfframm will be graduated from the university in December and commissioned a second lieutenant in military intelligence.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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