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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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