Day in history for October 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Much complaint is made of damage done by cows running at large, breaking down fences, breaking open gates and doors, injuring shade trees, getting into lots and gardens, and damaging everything in their way.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Work on the new Rock Island Fifth Avenue passenger station has been begun by C.J. Larkin, who has the sub-contract for the masonry work.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will have the first exclusively Masonic burial ground in the Quad-City vicinity in development of a section of the new Memorial Park Cemetery.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Television viewing has become part of the curriculum at Rock Island High School, at least during the world series. Students are being excused from study hall sessions and from the study half of classes to watch the Yankees and Giants in action. Two 20-inch screen sets are mounted on the stage of the auditorium for the series. Almost half the student body saw the final playoff game.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline City Council has agreed to lease a new police radio system, despite protests it would be more economical to purchase it. The new system, leased from Motorola, includes 17 portable radios, a transmitter, three receivers and related equipment. The city will pay a $2,370 installation fee and a $937 monthly lease fee. Total cost for the five-year term will be about $58,000.

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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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