Day in history for May 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Fears are entertained in Washington County, Texas, that there will be an insurrection among the slaves.

1877 -- 125 years ago
John Goodman, who is fishing at Cordova regularly, came down river today with a boat load of fine fish to supply the market at the foot of 17th Street, Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island took fourth place at the second annual high school athletic meet, held at Galesburg. Twenty-four high schools took part.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island has been chosen for the 1928 convention of the Illinois Dental Society.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman today was seeking a thief with an appreciation for fragrant blossoms after the second raid in two weeks was staged on the Meyer Floral Gardens in Fruitland Addition, Moline. The sheriff said several rare tulips were pulled from the beds at the Meyer Gardens, 4001 12th St., Moline. The gardens, owned by E.H. Meyer, also were raided about 10 days ago, when the thief chose iris.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Namequa Lodge, closed last year after providing a home for hundreds of troubled teenage girls over the years, will reopen soon as New Hope Lodge. The reincarnated facility will provide a home for female alcoholics who are receptive to maintaining sobriety and an alternate lifestyle. It will be operated by the Rock Island County Council on Alcoholism.

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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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