Day in history for July 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Baxter, at the Post Office, has received the July magazines. We are indebted for a copy of Harper's, which is as usual well filled with interesting miscellany.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Fred Hass of Rock Island has won the contract to do the copper work on the Iowa capitol at Des Moines.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.S. Marquis returned to the pulpit of Broadway Presbyterian Church following his return from the Holy Land and Europe.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island city council decided not to grant carnival or circus permits during the remainder of the season.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A new campaign to wipe out all traces of marijuana from Scott County will be launched by Sheriff C.H. Wildman's office. According to Sheriff Wildman, the weed has been found growing wild in the county. Deputies and weed commissioners in the county have been alerted to watch for the patches of the dope-producing plant and will work with property owners in destroying it.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For a little while today, Dwight Palmer of Meersman Addition, East Moline, wondered if he had received a gift horse. He found the horse chained in his back yard when he got up this morning. A couple of hours later, a neighbor recognized the animal as ``Silver,'' owned by Harry Arvanis, who lives over half a mile from the Palmer home, and Arvanis walked over to retrieve it.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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