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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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