Day in history for April 13, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Salaries of governors of different states in the union range from $10,000 in California to $400 in Rhode Island per year. Illinois paid Joel A. Matteson $1,500 per year.

1878 -- 125 years ago
B.L. Best, Reynolds, addressed a temperance meeting in South Rock Island last night. Quite a number of persons signed the pledge and donned the ribbon.

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Kid'' Bloch, local prize ring artist, figured in a mixup in Moline Saturday night and gave a bad beating to Officer Thomas Carney.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A new primary voting record of 23,018 ballots was set for Rock Island County last Tuesday, an official canvass disclosed.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Boy Scout officials and civic leaders of six rural townships in south Rock Island County pledged $8,000 to finance construction of a year-round cabin as part of the $150,000 improvement program for the campsite of the Fort Armstrong area council. L.C. Jameson, executive secretary of the council, said an anonymous gift of $1,000 already has been promised as part of the $8,000 sum.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County would become part of a new Central Federal Court District under a proposed remapping of federal court boundaries in the state. The county currently is part of the Southern District. The remapping, if approved, would be the first for Illinois since 1905.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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