Day in history for September 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A coal train on Coal Valley road backed into one of Thomas Schindler's meat wagons this morning at Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann's saw mill, smashing one wheel, but not injuring the horses or driver.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A preliminary test of the intake pipe at the waterworks was made by diver Frank Rann of Chicago to ascertain whether there is a leak in the pipe.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Assistant Head Clerk A.D. Phillips of Modern Woodmen of America was sent to Miami, Fla., to distribute funds to members in the hurricane-devastated area.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A dream that began at the annual meeting of the Rock Island Y.W.C.A. in 1944 moved a step nearer reality as ground was broken for the new association building at 16th St. and 3rd Ave. Approximately 80 civic and social agency representatives and members of the various departments of the Y.W.C.A. witnessed the initial dedication. The new structure is a gift of the John H. Hauberg family in memory of the late Mrs. Hauberg, who was the first president of the Rock Island Y.W.C.A.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Six employees of Headquarters, U.S. Army Armament Command, have been awarded Presidential Letters of Recognition for submitting suggestions that will save the government $5,000 or more in measurable savings the first year. Those honored include Donald Ankerson, Paul Palos, Richard Schwener, Craig Woerner, Richard Wunderlich and Robert Maxwell.

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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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