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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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