Day in history for July 11, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Howe's Circus made a very handsome street parade this forenoon, and had a good audience this afternoon.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rev. Emanuel Hoffstein, new pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Island, was given a reception by the congregation.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Protest against the selection of the site on 7th Ave. for the new women's dormitory of Augustana College is voiced by Emmy Evald of Chicago, president of the missionary society of the synod.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Four motorists were fined $10 each and assessed court costs yesterday by Justice of the Peace R.T. Gustus on charges of defacing the public highway. The charge was brought by Henry County Superintendent of Highways Raymond Wells who said the motorists were driving on freshly oiled roads in Hanna Township July 5.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Turah Logue is no different from any other 20-year-old housewife except she wants to drive an 18-wheel semi-trailer truck. ``I've wanted to drive a truck for a long time, ever since I was little,'' says the Coal Valley woman. ``But all I got to drive was a tractor on my father's farm in Missouri.'' Turah has decided to enter a local college which offers truck driver training. Turah objects to suggestions that her ambition is not one most women would seek. ``It's just a job, a good-paying job that I'd like to do.'' Her husband of three years, Phil, says he's ``all for it.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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