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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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