Day in history for July 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
John F. Behrens is laying a substantial 2-inch sidewalk in front of his residence on Cutter Street, Rock Island, 6 feet in width by 100 in length.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Frank Payne was back from Indian Territory, where he has been working with a government surveying party.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Passenger service will be the next step on the air mail line through the Tri-Cities, if tests prove the feasibility of this service.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A color identification system for parking meter standards has been adopted in Moline, according to Police Chief Harry Fromme, and the standards are now being painted. Red will be used for the 12-minute meters, silver for the 1-hour and yellow for the 2-hour devices. Green will be used for the 3-hour meters in parking lots.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An antique beer delivery wagon, pulled by an eight-horse hitch of draft horses, may have taken a few people back in time in downtown Geneseo. The event was staged by a photographic studio from Chicago as part of an advertising promotion for a Decatur firm which supplies malt to several breweries. Geneseo was selected as the site for the photos because of ``its unique country town atmosphere,'' and that the draft horses were available here. The horses are owned by Mr. And Mrs. Carl Ropp, Geneseo. The beer wagon was from a museum in Old Chicago.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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