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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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