Day in history for July 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The plat of the fine addition on the high ground west of Augustana College, and of the opening of Second Avenue from Elm Street to Robbins Avenue has been completed by City Engineer Stoddard.

1901 -- 100 years ago
L.S. McCabe purchased the Fifth Avenue residence of Mrs. Telitha Munro.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island city council have completed their checkup of the number of new street lights, which are needed in the residential districts.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Lenora Thomas narrowly escaped serious injury in an unusual accident on the Ripley St. hill in Davenport. She was attempting to start her car on the hill when it went out of control. The auto rolled backward over a curb, across a lawn at 512 Ripley, brushed against a house across an alley, and came to rest against a 4-foot concrete wall at the rear of a building at 402 W. 5th St.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An all out war against prostitutes and their patrons was authorized by the Rock Island city council. The council unanimously directed Police Chief Charles Meyers Jr. to again use the decoy system. The action was taken after the council received a report from the police chief that indicated prostitution still flourishes in certain parts of Rock Island. Mayor James Haymaker hastened to declare: ``Let no one say Rock Island's problems with prostitution are any greater than those in Davenport or Moline.''

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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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