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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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