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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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