Day in history for December 4, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Grading on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad is completed for 5 miles out of Chicago.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Buford Plow Works has just received another larger order for plows and cultivators from California.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A pumpkin pie social marked the opening of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A. boys' department.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dr. C.E. Robb was elected president of the lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Society.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Jack Sundine and Gil Johnson, both of Moline, have been named editor and production manager, respectively, of the Moline Dispatch, it was announced by the publishers. Sundine replaces the late Wilbur Mueller, who died last year. Johnson, who had been telegraph editor of the newspaper, will be replaced by C.H. Woods of Davenport. The position of production manager recently was created.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The son of an East Moline couple has been honored for heroism at the scene of a traffic accident in Germany earlier this year. Bernhard L. Harding, a transportation specialist with the U.S. Army's 501st Transportation Company in Germany, was among nine persons presented the Gentleman of the Road Award in ceremonies in Heilbronn, Germany. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Harding, 939 38th Ave., East Moline.

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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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