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: 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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