Day in history for March 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There is no improvement in the post office and the people are enraged past further endurance.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Professor Proctor, the great astronomer and lecturer from England, was at the Harper House today. It is to be regretted that this gentleman could not have been secured for a lecture in Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Theophil Anthonius, Belgian saloonkeeper, whose place of business is at 7th Street and 17th Avenue, Moline, disappeared from home Saturday, Feb. 25, two weeks ago, and his wife has invoked the aid of the police in her quest of him. She fears he has met with foul play.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Harold T. Jaeke will be valedictorian of the 1930 graduating class at Augustana College.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Members of South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, laid the cornerstone for their new Christian education building Sunday.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Brian Raasch of East Moline recently asked The Curious Cook's readers for a recipe for Earthworm Cake. He wanted to bake the cake for a science project, he said, also focusing on protein and other nutritional values in insects. Sure enough. The Curious Cook's readers provided a couple of recipes for Brian to consider.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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