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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