Day in history for September 13, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Billy Hilton and W.A. West shot a large pelican in Sylvan Water which measured 8 feet from tip to tip of its wings, and its pouch would hold a gallon-and-a-half of water.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Morris And Lewis, of Rock Island, have purchased the plant and patent rights of the Walsh Brake Shoe Company, of Chicago, a company which manufactures a special design of shoe for brakes on railway trains.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- An automobile caravan from Rock Island will carry a large representation of retail merchants and others to the Henry County Fair in Cambridge.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Two men and a woman learned the hard way at 3:15 this morning that the front yard of the sheriff's residence is a bad place to have a loud argument, expecially at that hour. Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman, aroused from his bed by one of the trio to settle the controversy, arrested all three on drunk and disorderly charges and placed them in the county jail.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The Rock Island Rockets, which once carried thousands of passengers in luxurious comfort from Chicago to points west, may be sputtering toward the end of the line. Only two of the once-famous Rockets remain. One runs from Chicago to Rock Island, the other from Chicago to Peoria. The trains are big money losers. On Monday the Rock Island will go before the Illinois Commerce Commission and seek permission to discontinue the trains.
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