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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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