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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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