Day in history for December 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
It seems to be an indisputable fact that more money is spent for cigars in America than is spent for all common schools.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Coal miners in the upper part of Rock Island County are out on strike and coal for sale in this city is scarce.

1904 -- 100 years ago
John W. Parker resigned as manager of the Tri-City Pasteurized Milk Company to become manager of the Rock Island Skirt Company.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Injuries from a fall on steps caused the death of Miss Annabella F. Cooke, former Rock Island teacher.

1954 -- 50 years ago
An image, apparently of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, appeared on the picture tube of the television set owned by Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Carlson, 1841 32nd St., Moline, last Wednesday and won't disappear, regardless of whether the set is turned on. An electronics phenomena, the image apparently was burned into the tube.

1979 -- 25 years ago
With President Jimmy Carter staying close to the White House to deal with the Iranian crisis, First Lady Rosalynn Carter is hitting the campaign trail in Iowa next week. Mrs. Carter will visit Davenport and four other eastern Iowa communities next week to stump for the president. She will appear at a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Davenport Holiday Inn.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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