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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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