Day in history for July 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Our Fourth of July decorations are all nearly removed.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The German Lutheran Sunday School held its annual picnic at Huber's Garden.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Horseshoes have been provided by the Rock Island Playground and Recreation Commission for the courts at Long View Park.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Department of Commerce has authorized the Rock Island Works of the J.I. Case Co. to construct its new office and tractor assembly building in Rock Island. Work on the $1,500,000 project is expected to begin within a week or 10 days, according to T.E. Stahl, manager of the Rock Island and Bettendorf works. The general contract for the work has been awarded the Priester Construction Company, Davenport. The location of the structure will be between 6th and 7th Streets and extend from 3rd Avenue north to the Rock Island Lines tracks.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Mark Ohlsen, Moline's No. 1 trumpet player, has joined the Woody Herman orchestra. Mark flew to Greensboro, N.C. last week and played his first date with the famed Herman's Herd at a resort near Pinehurst, N.C. The Moliner is playing first-chair trumpet. Herman's manager first heard Mark play at Northern Illinois University a couple of years ago and wanted to hire him on the spot. But Mark wanted to finish college and turned down the offer then. Mark, son of Mr. And Mrs. LaVern Ohlsen, has been playing trumpet since he was 9 years old.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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