Day in history for April 13, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The steamer Diamond Jo struck one of the draw piers when coming down this morning, tearing away a part of her larboard guard from about mid-ship aft.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The contract for building the new Sacred Heart Church was awarded to C.J. Larkin and N. Juhl.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- All prizes in the temperance essay contest conducted among Rock Island school children by the Women's Christian Temperance Union this year were awarded to pupils in the Lincoln School.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Quad-Cities and state police are blanketing the entire western Illinois and eastern Iowa area this afternoon in an attempt to trap a lone, armed bandit who fled with $1,129 after a daring daylight holdup shortly after 10 o'clock this morning at the 400 Club, a tavern, 401 4th Ave., Rock Island. The bandit, about 25, fired two shots into a mirror and wall of the tavern during the holdup.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Carol Boyd, Prophetstown, went deep-sea fishing just once, and then only because friends asked her along. Now she's redecorating her home bar in an undersea motif so she has an appropriate place to keep the 435-pound shark she caught. After struggling an hour and 10 minutes to land the 10-foot fish last Oct. 23 in Gulf Stream waters off the coast of Miami Beach, she decided to have it ``hollow mounted'' because ``after all that work he was coming home with me.''
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