Day in history for August 18, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A spirited pair of horses attached to a lime wagon went tearing down Illinois Street at a terrible rate, to the great danger of life and property.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The new Rock Island passenger station will be provided with a tower clock and train sheds.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The largest number of students since the founding of the institution will attend the Villa de Chantal this fall.

1951 -- 50 years ago
East Moline firemen, who hadn't been called out of the station since Aug. 7, were roused into action shortly after 8 this morning when a Hampton humane-society member reported that a cat was perched on top of a telephone pole at 13th St. and 30th Ave. The rescue accomplished, firemen said that the humane-society member was deeply relieved of her anxiety, and that the neighbors, who had listened to the cat's vocal complaints for more than six hours, were gratified by the action, not to mention the apparent gratitude of the victim.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A growing lack of interest among members of the Silvis Businessmen's Association has prompted club officials to start a rejuvenation campaign. A series of weekly coffee klatches is scheduled to begin sometime in September in the old library in the basement of city hall, and Lyle Scharping, club president, hopes the rap sessions will ``stimulate more interest in the group.''

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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