Day in history for October 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Bellows House is being reshingled.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Ardo W. Mitchell won the handicap cup in the final golf match at the Arsenal links, defeating John D. Cady.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Club voted 65 to 7 to empower the directors to dispose of property and equipment at 218 19th St. to Rock Island Elks Lodge.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Damage is estimated at $10,000 in a fire that raged for six hours destroying 60 tons of baled paper in a metal building at the Riverside Industrial Materials Company, north of Bettendorf. Bettendorf Fire Chief Arthur J. Voelliger said his entire force of 22 firemen was on duty for most of the time. The intense heat from the baled paper, most of it waxed or oiled paper, softened the sheet metal roof and siding of the 28 by 60-foot building, so that it sagged like a wax structure, the chief said.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Silvis City Hall is getting a face lift. The 54-year-old building never has been sandblasted, so the new look has attracted a lot of people's attention. City hall's new look is not confined to the outside only. The Silvis Retired Senior Citizens have received a $6,000 grant to remodel the old library, which was located in the basement, into a lounge and game room. The first floor, which houses the police department was remodeled earlier this year at a cost of $120,000.

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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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