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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