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: 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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