Day in history for September 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The first business train of the Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad made a trip to Taylor Ridge (12 miles) and brought in 21 carloads of cattle and hogs which went to Chicago the same night.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Fresh from the marshes, glistening with the dew that is akin the frost, where hundreds of women and girls earn their wages among the damp vines, the first cranberries of the season have come to Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Raymond R. Walker was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Rapids City youth may find it a little hard to comply with his draft board's order to report for induction, his mother said today. He's been in Korea since January. Selective Service officials said it's a good example of what happens when a young man enlists in the armed forces but fails to tell his draft board about it.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Pauline Dorbeck is just rolling in the dough. The 74-year-old Moline woman rises at dawn and is on the job by 6:30 a.m., rolling out the dough for pies she bakes daily for a Moline restaurant. By 10:30 she is well on her way to completing a 20-pie lineup that includes her specialty, raisin cream. But she has her fingers into more than just pies. Mrs. Dorbeck baked more than 1,000 cookies for the recent Jerry Lewis Telethon, with the cookies going to those who participated in the event.

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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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