Day in history for June 13, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Bricklaying has commenced on Mr. Reid's lumber office, west of the Central Presbyterian Church.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- An automobile of local construction, made with wagon wheels and motivated by a steam engine, caused an uproar in Rock Island, the driver being unable to guide the machine, adding greatly to the excitement.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Knox County's revised bill of $5,555.44 for the murder trial of John P. Looney at Galesburg last November was approved by the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Charles O. Austin Jr., 36-year-old principal of Taylorville High School, was approved unanimously by the Rock Island Board of Education as the new principal of Rock Island High School last night. The Taylorville board today granted Austin his release to accept the post here. He is to begin his official duties Aug. 1, succeeding the late Owen B. Wright, who died unexpectedly April 28. His salary will be $7,000 annually.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- A 20-year-old Davenport woman representing Scott County was crowned the new Miss Iowa in Davenport. Ronda Lee Frogley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Frogley, was crowned before a sellout crowd at St. Ambrose College Auditorium. The 5-foot-10-inch, brown-haired woman won preliminary competition in the swimsuit category and talent. One of 10 children, she graduated from West High School and has attended Marycrest College.
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