Day in history for October 20, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The steamer Bell of LaCrosse blew out both ends of one of its cylinders just after the craft went through the draw of the Rock Island bridge.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Stockholders of the Tri-City Railway Company reelected E.E. Cook, Davenport, president; F.C. Denkmann, Rock Island, vice president, and J.F. Lardner, secretary-general manager.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Nearly $11,000 was pledged in the first day of the drive toward the 1926 Community Chest goal of $66,000.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Television has a new code of ethics which permits performers to say damn or hell, if they have to, but makes the plunging neckline strictly taboo if it would offend home viewers. Jokes about traveling salesmen and farmer's daughters are out-of-bounds along with such words as nuts and nertz. The code was adopted yesterday by the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Nearly 2,000 cheering members of the striking United Auto Workers union voted overwhelming support for their negotiators in talks currently suspended with Deere And Co. The Deere strike, idling some 27,000 workers in six states, 7,800 of them in the Quad-Cities, is in its third week. Union negotiators briefed the members on the latest Deere proposal for a new three-year contract, and heard elements of the union's counterproposal.

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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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