Day in history for September 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Tom Call and George Gleim walked one mile in Dart's Hall. Call was to give Gleim 200 yards start in the mile, but when the race closed Call was only five feet ahead of Gleim, not counting the 200 yards which the latter was entitled to.

1901 -- 100 years ago
When the bell at the central engine house broke the silence in token of the receipt of the sad message of President McKinley's death, and churches about the city took up the refrain, people crowded out upon the streets.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The tuberculosis sanatorium tax was reduced 50 percent by the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The second construction stage in the expansion program of Quad-City Airport is within six weeks of completion. The expansion phase was begun about July 15 and will cost $515,447.05. It includes extensive concrete runway, apron and sidewalk work, underground sewers and water lines and various other surfacing and minor construction improvements.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A ravine area behind a new apartment complex at 3611 34th St., Moline, in Rock View Estates, has been a dangerous place to work. Last week a 30-inch storm drain leading from the apartments and a neighboring house ruptured from the weight of fill material dumped on it and caused a cave-in. While city workmen were building a road to the site, the hillside caved in on a backhoe they were operating.

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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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