Day in history for February 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
J.J. Parks, secretary of the Rock Island County Agricultural Society, resigned.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The formal opening of the Burlington depot in Rock Island was postponed for two days because furnishings have not arrived.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The merger of the People's National Bank and American Trust And Savings Bank with the Central Trust And Savings Bank was ratified.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Pedestrians in Moline's downtown business district who cross streets in the face of red traffic lights, or in the middle of blocks, are going to be whistled at -- but not by sidewalk admirers. Police Chief Harry Fromme this morning issued orders to Traffic Sgt. Ray Kinkead and his squad to begin enforcement of the section of the traffic ordinance which covers pedestrian traffic. Enforcement in the early stages will consist of whistle-tooted warnings.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Sixty-six years is a long time to be married. It's also long enough to make Mr. and Mrs. Vere Woodward the longest-married couple in Cordova. It was in the summer of 1909 that Hallie Gale accepted a dance invitation from Vere Woodward. The two young people were riding on an excursion boat touring the Mississippi River. Asked what advice she would give newlyweds today, Mrs. Woodward said she would give no advice because times have changed and everything is different.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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