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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