Day in history for November 16, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Blythe and Stoddard have made arrangements for manufacturing family carriages, buggies, peddler and farm wagons.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Buford Plow Works shipped six carloads of plows and cultivators to their San Francisco agent to fill orders from Australia and China.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Charles McHugh of the Harper House has arranged for a series of Sunday evening concerts in the hotel parlors during the winter.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island district brotherhoods of the Augustana Lutheran Church were given a $16,000 quota to raise for a church extension fund.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Federal aid of $600,000 has been allocated to help build a 120-bed addition to Mercy Hospital, Davenport. The addition to Mercy Hospital is to replace one destroyed by fire a year-and-a-half ago.

1976 -- 25 years ago
William Hewitt, chairman of the board of Deere And Co., is in the national news. His picture is in the current issue of Newsweek Magazine in connection with an article titled ``The New Medicis.'' The article tells how Hewitt and other heads of large corporations are becoming patrons of the arts. They are busy buying the works of struggling, unknown artists. The article compares the art-oriented businessmen of the United States with the Medicis of Florence, the banking family that supported and sponsored young artists in Renaissance Italy.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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