Day in history for September 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
J.A. Ayers, with Deere And Co., met with an accident which he considers the closest call he ever had. While fording Hickory branch of Cedar River the current swept more powerfully than he supposed and carried team, wagon and driver with it. The team, belonging to Deere And Co., was drowned before it could be rescued. Mr. Ayers made his escape by swimming ashore.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Don't miss the excursion to Muscatine Sept. 18 on the steamer J.S. 50 cents round trip. Boat leaves at 8:30.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. A.D. Huesing, Jr., was elected president of the new Rock Island Civic Music Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One of the very few known sets of Siamese twins with the heads joined together was born in St. Anthony's Hospital. The boy twins are reported ``extremely healthy'' today. The attending physician said the twins are completely normal except for the joint at the top of the skull. When x-rays are taken in several days, chances for performing an operation to separate the twins will be known.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The construction of the new Trimble Funeral Home at 1700 1st St. will be a first for both Coal Valley and Rock Island County. The new building will be the first new funeral home to be built in the county in over 25 years. Mrs. Riley Trimble said many buildings have been remodeled but no new ones built. It will also be the first funeral home in Coal Valley.

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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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