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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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