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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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