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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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