Day in history for November 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Peter Bartnett is in town to claim the $500 reward from this city for apprehending Stoddard, who murdered his wife here last summer. Bartnett risked his life, and it is not his fault the sheriff removed the irons from Stoddard and he again escaped from jail.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The lumber manufacturers of Davenport, Rock Island, Moline and Muscatine met at the Burtis House and agreed to raise the price of lumber $1 to $2 per thousand feet.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Twenty-two employees of the Tri-City Regalia Company who were on strike returned to work today.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The stock market, which had been behaving fairly well since the October crash, hit a new bottom after a flood of liquidation of holdings.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A lover so ardent that his romancing hid the theft of a wristwatch is being sought by Rock Island police. The victim, a Rock Island woman whose missing watch is valued at $65, reported the theft to police.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Ground was broken in northwest Davenport today for American Honda Motor Co.'s new Quad-City Regional Parts Distribution Center. The 250,000 square foot warehouse will be located on a 44 acre site at the northwest corner of the intersection of Interstate 80 and Locust Street.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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