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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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