Day in history for April 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Henry L. Benn, Moline, has just received the Mexican War medal from Washington. Mr. Benn served in the First United States Artillery during the war, and was honorably discharged at its close. The medal will be a free passport to the Centennial over all the roads leading to Philadelphia, and free quarters while there.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Joe Patten, 14, Rock Island, was run over by a beer wagon in front of the No. 2 hose house and received injuries in the abdomen. He was playing marbles in the street and attempted to dodge in front of the team.

1926 -- 75 years ago
K.T. Anderson, cashier of the State Bank of Rock Island, was elected president of the Rock Island County Federation of the Illinois State Bankers' Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Amid cautious predictions that the Mississippi River may not reach the 19-foot level at Rock Island, the Quad-Cities region today entered the stretch drive in the battle to contain the glutted stream. The revised crest forecast raised hope that Rock Island's temporary sandbag dike will hold the flood waters out.

1976 -- 25 years ago
For the second year in a row, the cost of a swim at Moline's Riverside Park pool will go up. The park board has agreed to increase the season tickets another $1 to $8 for children and $12 for adults, $30 for family passes. General admission prices also were increased a dime to 50 cents for children and 75 cents for adults.

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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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