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 Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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