Day in history for November 10, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island has six hotels but needs a superior one. Hotel keepers should always provide for their guests and should bring a candle to each room without waiting to be asked for one.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann are doing a big business, having shipped 3,000,000 feet of lumber in October.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The cornerstone of the new Harms Hotel was laid with mortar mixed with champagne.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A National Air Transport 3-motored monoplane landed at the Quad-City Airport on the first leg of an experimental tour over the air mail route between Chicago and Dallas.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Edgar Donlin, custodian at Hawthorne School, Rock Island, for 26 years, was honored at an assembly meeting and was presented an easy chair by Mrs. Freida Grommett, who has served the longest term of any teacher in the school. Mr. Donlin is transferring to the Eugene Field School.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A consultant to study the feasibility of a new Mississippi River bridge between Rock Island and Davenport may be named by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission in December. The study has been discussed for several years but little progress was made until last summer, when U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, told local officials there was no hope of getting federal funds for the bridge until detailed proposals were available.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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