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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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