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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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