Day in history for July 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
An immense zinc hat, handsomely painted, has been hoisted at the Rock Island House Clothing Store.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The government has discontinued the display of flag weather signals, with the exception of the cold wave flag. The weather signals have for some years been displayed in Rock Island from The Argus building.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Farmers of Drury and Buffalo Prairie Townships in Rock Island County and Eliza Township in Mercer County recently circulated petitions pledging their trade to Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
``It's such clean, healthy work,'' states Jule Withrow, when asked why he selected the unusual occupation of greenskeeper. Mr. Withrow, greenskeeper at Saukie Golf Course since 1943, says that besides the outdoor beauty of his job, it offers an excellent opportunity to meet people. ``Having a home on the golf course is nice, but it does have its disadvantages,'' states Mr. Withrow, who remembers all the windows in his house broken by some of Saukie's less competent golfers.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A number of original Saturday Evening Post cover paintings by former Moliner Dick Sargent are on display in the Financial Security Life Insurance Co. office, 716 17th St., Moline, where a public showing will be held from 5 until 8:30 this evening. At a private preview last night, William A. Getz, Moline, and Paul Norton, Davenport, who were students at Moline High School about the same time as Sargent, reminisced a bit with Sargent over the cover paintings.

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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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