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: 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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