Day in history for October 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A petition was presented signed by the Moline Plow Co. and others, asking that G. Bornemann be granted a license to establish and maintain a ferry on the Mississippi River.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The strike at the Argillo Works, Carbon Cliff, ended yesterday by the return of 40 employees who had been out since Friday because the company engaged a fireman for $5 per month less than the scale.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Officers of the Rock Island Welfare Association, headed by M.E. Strieter, were re-elected.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A fire alarm steamed up a lot of excitement on the Augustana Campus. Students spotted ``smoke'' pouring from the southeast corner of the library building roof. They notified college authorities who called firemen. It was reported that the attic of the library contained 25,000 valuable letters from early leaders of the Augustana Church synod. An investigation disclosed the ``smoke'' was merely steam resulting from rain water dripping on steam pipes in the downspouts.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A controversial free ride to Chicago, which East Moline provided the son of then-presidential hopeful R. Sargent Shriver, has come back to haunt city officials. Today police received notice from circuit court in Cook County that they must either pay a $10 fine or appear in court next month to contest a traffic ticket issued to the vehicle.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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