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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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