Day in history for January 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
We have no other objection to the communication of ``Rock River'' except failure to inform us of the real name. We make it an invariable rule not to publish any communication upon any subject whatever, unless accompanied by a responsible signature.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A. Henry sold half his interest in his livery stable on 3rd Ave., Rock Island, and purchased the Central house in Davenport.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Frank Donnelly, manager of the Rock Island baseball team, announced the team for 1902 was practically complete.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Friends of M.H. Sexton of Rock Island, president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, are booming him for the presidency of the American League.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A rigorous investigation into the cause of the third three-alarm fire to strike Davenport in four weeks was underway at the flame-ravaged Ladies Industrial Relief Society, 115 W. 6th St. The fire swept the top floor, attic and roof of the 2-story brick and stone building for two hours before Davenport firemen brought it under control.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The Henry County Board is considering the eventual abandonment and even demolition of the old red brick courthouse annex. The structure, built at least 100 years ago to house the county jail and sheriff's living quarters, is considered to be too small and too dilapidated for the purpose it serves now.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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