Day in history for November 8, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Several Indian chiefs on their way to Washington City stopped in Rock Island and put on dances. The city band discoursed music, which amused the chiefs.

1876 -- 125 years ago
New bookcases have been put up in the Rock Island Library to accommodate the new books lately received there.

1901 -- 100 years ago
George H. Johnston arrived from St. Louis on one of his periodical visits to inspect the progress of the new Illinois Theater.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Symphony made the first appearance of its 10th concert season at the Fort Armstrong Theater.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Employees of the Container Corporation of America plant in Rock Island were scheduled to begin returning to their jobs this afternoon under the settlement of a dispute over the firing of a worker. The company has agreed to reinstate the discharged employee. The firing resulted in a protest walkout by 250 workers and the shutting down of the plant, which manufactures corrugated boxes.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Pseudorabies, a disease fatal to newborn pigs, has again hit Henry County, invading four Cambridge area swine herds and killing about 400 baby pigs. The disease has lain dormant since striking last July, when it claimed about 1,000 young pigs and prompted cancellation of swine breeding shows at several county fairs, including one in Henry County.

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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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