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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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