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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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