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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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