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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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