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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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