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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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