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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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