Day in history for October 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Six fires have been set in the past week by incendiaries.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The parsonage of Grace Lutheran Church, 44th St. and 7th Ave., Rock Island, was partially destroyed by fire, damage estimated at $1,400.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Charles E. Whelan of Madison, Wis., was appointed editor and publisher of The Modern Woodman, magazine of the Modern Woodmen of America, to succeed the late John F. Harris.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Next Thursday, Oct. 18, 1951, The Argus will begin its second century. Today, The Argus marks the near completion of its first 100 years by publishing an 80-page centennial issue. The centennial will be observed also by the holding of open house at The Argus next Tuesday and Wednesday, to which readers and other friends of The Argus are invited. The co-publishers will be hosts to Argus employes and their wives and husbands at a dinner Thursday evening. The Argus is the oldest newspaper in the Quad-Cities and one of the oldest dailies in Illinois.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After five days of negotiations with friends and neighbors, a Coal Valley tomcat has agreed to come down from his 40-foot perch in a Chinese Elm tree. It is not known for certain whether the shaking of a cat-food sack aided in bringing bargaining to a close, but Skipper, belonging to six-year-old Robbie Hodson, again is going about his business with paws planted firmly on the ground.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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