Day in history for September 30, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The yields of apples were never greater in this region than this fall. So plentiful is this fruit that the price does not pay the farmers in some instances for the trouble of marketing. Several farmers east of Port Byron are turning their hogs into their orchards.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The new plate glass, one of the largest in the three cities, that is to adorn the front of The Argus remodeled building, was put in place this afternoon.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island City Council confirmed the appointment of Emil A. Johnson as first deputy in the city clerk's office.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Silvis policemen from now on will have a camera to aid them in their crime-detection work. The camera is a new one and will be used to photograph fingerprints, handwriting evidence, etc. The camera belongs to Ivan Pendleton, assistant police chief, and although it is his personal property, it will be used for police department work.

1976 -- 25 years ago
About 800 members of United Auto Workers Local 865 walked off their jobs at the Deere And Co. Harvester Works, East Moline, about noon today, apparently jumping the gun on midnight expiration of the UAW's contract with the world's largest farm equipment producer. The wildcat strike, expected to spread to other plants hours before the contract expiration at midnight, was in apparent defiance of union orders.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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