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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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