Day in history for January 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Dr. J. Grimes has moved his dentistry office from Geneva to Rock Island. We have long needed a good dentist here.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Dixon's tailoring store on 2nd Avenue near 18th Street Rock Island, was partly burned this morning. Mr. Dixon believes burglars started the fire to cover their crime.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island's first ``skyscraper,'' the 4-story Buford building erected in 1854, has been condemned as no longer safe. Fire Chief Charles Hastings also recommended that the 50-year-old Commercial Hotel should be torn down.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High defeated Davenport, 31-26, in basketball and led the Tri-City conference for the first time in three seasons.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Plans for further major development of Sunset Park, Rock Island, will be postponed until they can be interlinked with a proposed master plan for the city of Rock Island. Atty. Edward W. Schoede, president of the Rock Island Park Board, revealed that it is the intention of the park board to hold a public hearing, after adoption of the master plan, so that Rock Island citizens may express their views on the recreational uses of the park.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Burglars took $6,500 worth of tools Wednesday or Thursday from a Rock Island oil company. Officials of the AA Waste Oil Service, 1800 78th Ave. West, said the burglars also took a television and two tires. The incident occurred sometime between midnight Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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