Day in history for January 18, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Gun Club, which lost a match to Moline, are L.M. Buford, B.D. Buford, Jack Atkinson, William Atkinson, Charles W. Negus, William Hilton and Chris Gaetjer.

1901 -- 100 years ago
It is reported that C.H. Deere is planning to build an opera house and business block in Moline.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Fire caused $1,500 damage to the Parker Apartments, 1132 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One of the Department of the Army's highest civilian awards was recently presented to Ed Masters, 31, of East Moline, who is program director for the armed forces radio service in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Masters was formerly news director for WQUA-AM radio in Moline and a member of the news staff of WOC-AM in Davenport. The commendation was given for ``outstanding performance of duty'' in Korea from July 27, 1947, to Dec. 10, 1948.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Christopher Worrell, 10, of Rock Island, is listed in satisfactory condition in Franciscan Hospital after incurring a fracture of the right leg in a sledding accident in Longview Park. Witnesses told police the youth was riding a toboggan down a hill when it hit a stump and slammed into a tree.

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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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