Day in history for October 18, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Mrs. Antoine LeClaire, granddaughter of Sac Chief Acoqua, who came to Rock Island in 1827 with her husband where he was United States Indian interpreter, died at her home in Davenport.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Delegates to the Western Catholic Union Convention voted to bar women from membership.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Announcement was made that the Hadley Furniture Company will open a new branch in the building now occupied by the M And K Company of Rock Island.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The Moline Dispatch today joins the Quad-City community in observing the 100th birthday of the Rock Island Argus, our good friend and close neighbor. It is no common news event when a newspaper rounds the century turn. Like the human beings who operate them, newspapers sometimes have a way of sputtering out. Not The Argus, as anybody can see. Its health today is better than ever. In a way, the health of a newspaper reflects the community it serves, a testimonial to the growing strength of the Rock Island community.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Plans to subdivide the last undeveloped property along Moline's 23rd Ave. Miracle Mile should be complete next month. Sieg Co., a wholesale auto parts chain, purchased the 35-acre tract on the northwest corner of 23rd Ave. and 53rd St. last August for $741,000, almost $160,000 less than the original owner, Ernest ``Clell'' Harrelson, reportedly paid for the property.
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