Day in history for January 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Harper has begun preparations to build another new hotel in Rock Island. Architect I.N. Holmes is at work on the plans for the building which will be located at the corner of Illinois and Buffalo streets.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Among those seeking the Republican nomination for police magistrate are G.A. Johnson, W.A. Giles, O.E. Cramer and W.W. Clarke.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Stove Company announced a plan to raise its capitalization from $200,000 to $360,000.

1951 -- 50 years ago
International Harvester Company has purchased a 33-acre tract of undeveloped land north and east of Warner's Crossing, Silvis. The tract is to be used as the site for a warehouse and transfer house, serving the Farmall and East Moline plants and the surrounding area, possibly including Harvester plants at Canton and Rock Falls.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline dentist filed a $25,000 damage suit against the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in circuit court because of his erroneous listing in the yellow pages of the telephone directory under ``Physicians and Surgeons.'' The dentist alleges that he has been continually annoyed and inconvenienced by phone calls from people seeking medical aid at all hours of the day and night as a result of the incorrect listing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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