Day in history for August 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The insurance adjusters in the case of Anawalt, Denkmann And Co. have left town without reporting the result of their action.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Company A returned safe and sound from the week's encampment at Springfield. Only one member of the company received treatment in the hospital.

1926 -- 75 years ago
At a conference of city officials, a decision was made to follow Mayor Rosenfield's plan of constructing two tennis courts in the south section of Reservoir Park, Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A horse made a personal call on a Moline veterinarian last night. Dr. and Mrs. Alex B. Stone, Moline, were driving along 24th Street, Rock Island, when they spotted a palomino saddle horse running by the road. Dr. Stone braked to stop, and the horse, apparently attracted by the headlights, trotted up to the machine. As the dismayed passengers looked on, the animal jumped his two front legs onto the hood of the car.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Arson is a ``strong possibility'' as the cause of a fire that did an unknown amount of damage early today at Woodrow Wilson Junior High, 1301 48th St., Moline, investigators say. The fire caused heavy smoke and heat damage to a choir room, but school officials say opening day of school, Aug. 30, will not be delayed. Principal William Best said the damaged room may not be ready for use when school opens, however.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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