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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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