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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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