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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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