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 ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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