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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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