Day in history for July 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Savana, up this morning with a tow of coal barges, lost her wheel when one of the driving shafts broke just as she passed the bridge.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Arsenal shops resumed work, after a two-week shutdown, the men having enjoyed their first vacation with pay under the new law.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Four businessmen, John W. Dee, Dale N. Johnson, John B. Hawley and Harry E. Long, have undertaken the job of guiding the Rock Island Independents through their first year in the American League of professional football clubs.

1951 -- 50 years ago
How would you like to live 730 miles from your work and commute to your home on weekends in less than two hours? It is done and proof of it is furnished by Lt. Loren Parry, 28, a Navy jet-fighter pilot who is stationed at Whiting Field, Pensacola, Fla., and whose family lives in Moline. For the last three Saturdays Lt. Parry has hopped into his F-80 Shooting Star at Pensacola after breakfast and has been in Moline by mid-morning.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline's 12th Avenue would become part of ``Bicentennial Way'' through Moline, East Moline and Silvis if the city approves a proposal from the Bicentennial Commission. The avenue would be renamed along with 30th Avenue, East Moline, and 11th Avenue, Silvis, to form the Bicentennial Way. The proposal is expected to go before the city council tonight for consideration.

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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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