Day in history for September 13, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
There has been a small rise in the river at this point and several boats that have been out of the trade for some weeks have resumed their regular trips again.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The heavy timber for Volk's new planing mill arrived today.

1903 -- 100 years ago
John and Walter Hynes, Dr. C. Crouch and Clarence Laflin have returned from a weeks outing at Boston Bay.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The fall meeting of the Rock River Presbytery opens next week in Joy.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The price of bread is not going to be increased in the Quad-Cities, at least not right now. Managers of all the major bakeries or distributors in the area indicated that the prices of their products will remain the same. That word came following announcement in Chicago that bread was going up a cent a loaf there.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Desaulniers and Co. will move 70 percent of its commercial printing facilities, and 170 of its 320 employees, from its downtown Moline plant to a new $2 million facility at the Quad-City Industrial Airpark by Nov. 1, 1979. Two of the company's three buildings in the 1700 block of 3rd Avenue will be sold or leased, and the third used for direct mail operations, according to President Truman K. Woodard. Woodard said the company ``ran out of areas where we could grow here (on 3rd Avenue). We either had to acquire land, and there isn't any, or move and relocate.''

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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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