Day in history for April 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The CRIAndP trains were on time this morning, both ways. The blockade is broken. When a landslide occurs they lay a new track on top of the slide.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Railroad was planning to build a new depot.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Major B.C. Dunn, engineer in charge of the Rock Island district, went to St. Louis to confer on deepening of the river's channel from the mouth of the Illinois River to St. Louis.

1951 -- 50 years ago
City officials, U.S. engineers, coast guard and Red Cross representatives joined today in preparation for serious flooding of lowland Quad-Cities areas, as a wall of water moved down the Mississippi River, threatening this section with the worst flood in 70 years. A crest of 18.5 feet at Rock Island on April 25 is predicted by the Rock Island engineer district office. Flood stage at Rock Island is 15 feet.

1976 -- 25 years ago
One of Colona's ``historic landmarks'' was earmarked for elimination at the village board meeting. It is now only a question of time before Lake Colona, a swampy marsh located on the corner of school property, will be a distant and soggy memory. Besides the ``lake'' other recreational activities will be prohibited. No longer will residents on South 2nd Street be able to canoe or fish in their back yards. Improper drainage of the lowlying area and heavy runoffs of water from Illinois 84 had created the marshy conditions.

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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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