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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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