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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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