Day in history for April 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. R. Crampton, bookseller, while on a high step ladder outside his house, today, cleaning the gutter at his kitchen roof, fell and broke his left arm near the wrist.

1901 -- 100 years ago
McCabe's had a special sale of potted plants: Begonias in full bloom 29 cents, Lady Washingtons 12 cents, and geranium plants 6 cents.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island is credited with 89 points, as against 68 points for Moline, in combating contagious diseases, by a survey of the state health department.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Traffic on U.S. 150 between Alpha and Galesburg was halted at 6 o'clock this morning when a large truck overturned on the Pope Creek bridge, four miles south of Alpha. The weight of the truck, loaded with seed corn, caved in the center of the steel and concrete bridge. It also jarred the bridge foundation loose.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Fire, believed started by spontaneous combustion, did considerable structural damage to an attached warehouse of the A.W. Dennhardt Co., East Moline, a metal finishing and packaging firm. Although fire weakened much of the wooden joints in the northwest corner of the metal building, Dennhardt says it should not curtail operations of the firm, which employs six people. The 30- by 80-foot warehouse is attached to the rear of a 60- by 80-foot main building.

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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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