Day in history for January 19, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rural Township has constructed a new town hall at a cost of $1,300.

1901 -- 100 years ago
L.V. Eckhart, Jr., was elected president of the Rock Island Industrial Home Association.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The street car company has agreed with the city of Rock Island to replace tracks with boulevard on 4th Avenue.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Misfortune seems to strike all at once in the Vern Riggs family of Andalusia. And all the trouble is centered in the feet. Yesterday morning Mrs. Riggs was walking to a dental appointment in Moline. Her left foot slipped off a curb at 21st St. and 5th Ave., and she suffered a fracture of her left ankle. In the afternoon Mr. Riggs underwent an operation for an abscess on his right foot. And Mrs. Riggs' father, W.H. Lindley, is receiving treatment for a foot infection at St. Anthony's Hospital.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Owner Mrs. Velma Gault of Moline turned the keys of the Campbell Hotel, 5th Ave. And 16th St., Moline, over to officials of Moline Central Properties, Inc., the non-profit group formed to speed acquisition of real estate in downtown for parking. They purchased the hotel for $125,000 and will in turn sell it to the city for parking in conjunction with downtown redevelopment. It its day, the hotel was heralded as a ``beautiful structure.''

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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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