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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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