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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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