Day in history for October 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
This is the first presidential campaign in which candidates have traveled, begging people for their votes. General Scott, the Whig nominee, pretends to be inspecting old soldiers' homes while he campaigns.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Ed Davis, popular advance agent of the ``Louisiana Contrabands,'' is stopping at the Harper House. The troupe will appear in Dart's Hall Wednesday and Thursday.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The first ice of the season was formed last night.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Radio never will take the place of newspapers, and television is the field into which radio will advance, Guglielmo Marconi, the world's foremost authority on radio, predicted.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Grade A milk producers shipped an average of 392,885 pounds of milk per day to handlers in the Quad-Cities area, according to E.H. McGuire, Quad-Cities milk market administrator.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Villa de Chantal, 78-year-old private Catholic school in Rock Island will close this spring, the victim of mounting costs. And its 121 kindergarten through sixth-grade students will have to find another place to go to school. Its junior high school closed last year, the high school closed in 1974 except for a junior class, which convinced superiors to remain open for another year and graduated in 1975, and the boarding school closed its doors in 1958.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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