Day in history for April 19, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The old Chris Webber Foundry, at Arsenal Street, owned by T.A. Babcock, and occupied by Fleming And Co., was discovered to be on fire in the north gable end, just before dark last evening. It was entirely destroyed.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Bishop Camiles Paul Maes of Covington, Ky., visited at the Villa de Chantal, the academy having been located in his diocese before it was removed to Rock Island.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The ``Clean Up, Paint Up and Keep It Up'' parade furnished the sensational opening of the campaign week.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The Constellation plane carrying General MacArthur and his party passed over the Quad-Cities at a height of 19,000 feet at 8:57 o'clock last night. The crew of the plane was in contact with communications at the Quad-City Airport and received weather and other information, it was reported.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Conversation replaced confrontation over the weekend as the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club roared through the tiny community of Woodhull without incident. The 100 club members came to put on a good show and that's just what they did, said Woodhull Police Chief Bill Bernard. Besides staging a 12 hour party at Bain's Tap, the colorfully clad cyclists showed off their bikes, signed autographs for local youths and mingled quietly with policemen called in to combat feared violence. The violence never materialized.
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