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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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