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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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