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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