Day in history for March 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
People's Party candidates in Milan are Thomas Kerry, James E. Burrows, William B. Frysinger, Oran W. Davis and Henry W. Haislip.

1901 -- 100 years ago
``Illinois'' and ``New Century'' are tied in The Argus contest for the naming of a new theater in Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Bar Association will invite Chief Justice William H. Taft to Rock Island during the state bar convention in June.

1951 -- 50 years ago
An infant daughter born about midnight last night in a Royal Cab just outside Moline Public Hospital got into the cab business a bit early in her life. Her father, who is employed as a dispatcher at the Royal Cab office, was rushing his wife to the hospital in a company cab when the baby was born. He had only the highest praise today for hospital attendants who assisted in the birth in the cab just outside the ambulance entrance to the hospital.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Trustees of the Colona Community Fire Protection District accepted a petition from 13 residents of the Hanna Farms subdivision to annex to the fire district. Hanna Farms is located 4 miles east of Colona on the Billy Wolf Road. Petitioners, representing 100 percent of the property owners in the subdivision, are seeking annexation to the Colona Fire District and severance from the Geneseo Fire District.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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