Day in history for May 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Moline Mayor Wheelock gave notice of the sensible decision that he will take no notice whatever of anonymous letters. They are not worth the reading. But there will always be fools to spend their time in scribbling that which they are afraid or ashamed to father.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Work was begun at Davenport on what will be the finest mausoleum in the state of Iowa. It will be built by William Ziegler, the millionaire New Yorker. Mr. Ziegler's parents and stepsisters live in Davenport, and he recently bought them one of the finest houses in the city.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A budget of $531,930 for the operation of the Rock Island public school system during 1926-27 was approved by the board of education.

1951 -- 50 years ago
In brief ceremonies at the Quad-City Airport, United Air Lines today presented a silver plaque to the Quad-Cities, marking the company's first flight here 25 years ago. Leslie C. Johnson, chairman of the Metropolitan Airport Authority, accepted the plaque from Curtis Barkes, vice president of the company.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Fourth-grade students from Hoffman Elementary School, East Moline, and Hanna Elementary School, Orion, culminated a two-month letter writing exchange this week when they shared activities at a joint field day held at Niabi Zoo. Teachers, Mrs. Darlene Armstrong of Hanna and Christine Leggitt of Hoffman, encouraged their students to exchange information about themselves in the letter-writing campaign.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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