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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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