Day in history for July 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Colonel Flagler received a requisition for a large lot of war material to be sent to Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming territory. It is probable that a few regiments of volunteers will be raised for the purpose of bringing the Indians into subjection.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The thermometer reached 103.4 degrees, the hottest day recorded since the establishment of the local weather bureau in 1871.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The finishing touches were applied to the resurfacing of 12th Street from 4th Avenue south to 18th Avenue, Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Circuit Judge Ray I. Klingbiel of East Moline and his daughter, Miss Donna Rae Klingbiel, are authors of two articles in the spring issue of Law Forum, published by the University of Illinois College of Law. Judge Klingbiel's article is a 30-page piece on ``Relief from Judgments.'' Miss Klingbiel is the writer of an article on immunity of non-resident witnesses from the service of civil processes.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Motorists appeared puzzled, pedestrians uncertain, city engineers worried and onlookers amused as Moline's 5th Avenue today became a two-way street after more than 20 years as a one-way. Workers began turning off the traffic signals between 11th and 27th streets about 8 a.m., as stop signs were uncovered along 5th Avenue intersections. Cars dodged traffic cones and continued using the wrong lanes and pedestrians dodged cars at crosswalks left without traffic signals.

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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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