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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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