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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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