Day in history for December 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Some miscreants are stealing The Argus from the doors where our carrier leaves the paper. A person who is too poor to pay $1.50 a year for a newspaper should be provided with room and board paid for by the state.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Colonel J.B. Danforth, who quit as co-publisher of The Argus June 1, will start a weekly, The Rock Islander, in cooperation with the Workingmen's county committee.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Captain John Streckfus has bought a $45,000 steamer now running on the Ohio and will use the packet in the Rock Island-Clinton trade next season.

1927 -- 75 years ago
George G. Perrin was appointed general counsel of Modern Woodmen of America.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Jenny Lind chapel and adjoining cemetery at Andover will become a memorial shrine of the Augustana Lutheran Church. This was decided at the annual meeting of the Andover Lutheran congregation, which voted to give the chapel and cemetery property to the Augustana Church.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A congressional subcommittee will tour the low-level radioactive waste disposal site at Sheffield. Ill. Atty. Gen. William Scott, who invited the committee, has charged that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has allowed the site to operate for almost ten years without required public hearings and an environmental impact report.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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