Day in history for November 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Dr. A.G. Brackett will retire as editor of the Rock Island Advertiser and will be succeeded by F.R. Bennett, Esq.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A horse attached to the delivery wagon of Rosenfield's hide and leather store ran away. The driver, Peter Soehl, was thrown out of the wagon and was run over by May Brothers' team.

1902 -- 100 years ago
``Uncle Tom's Cabin'' drew a full house to the Illinois Theater last night.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island loop resounded to victory cries as students celebrated a football victory over Davenport.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Grocery store operators in Rock Island County and 32 other Illinois counties outside the Chicago metropolitan area were required this morning to post dollar and cents price ceiling lists on a wide range of market basket items. The new ceiling prices cover some 400 staple articles representing about 50 percent of all grocery sales. Price charts will be revised every five weeks.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Oak Glen Nursing Home, whose occupancy rate is sagging, may try newspaper advertising to attract new business. The ads would let the public compare Oak Glen's rates and services with other nursing homes. Richard Ligon, Oak Glen administrator, said he believes Oak Glen's rates and services are comparable to, or better than, those at other area nursing homes.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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