Day in history for August 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
There is no Whig party in Ohio now. The old Whigs are calling themselves ''Republicans.'' The new Republican Party will have a brief existence, it is predicted.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Three of the cattle which were stolen last February from S.E. Goodlow were sold in Rock Island today, it was discovered after the sale. The Rural Vigilance Committee fired at the thieves at the time of the theft but they got away.

1904 -- 100 years ago
F.J. Coggins, well-known Rock Island Railroad engineer, moved today with his family to Blue Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Post of the American Legion said today it will await developments before taking action against Communists agitating in the city.

1954 -- 50 years ago
It's his lucky day. Glen Hostens Jr., East Moline, finds that being 13 years old on Friday the 13th is not as unlucky as most think. The youth, who has 13 letters in his name, today participated in the newsboys' paper throwing contest and the freckles contest at the Illinois State Fair.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Local people wait to see the announcement that the Watkins men are going for peaches. For more than a decade, father Ben and sons Arlyn and Phil, RR 2, Erie, have made an annual trek to southern Illinois to bring back bushels and bushels of peaches. They are using a flatbed truck this time and plan to haul about 125 bushels.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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