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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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