Day in history for November 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We hear that a new paper is to be started at Davenport to be the organ of the Sons of Temperance for Iowa. Messrs. Warren And Rhawn, of Rock Island, sold the type and materials for the office.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Navigation on the Mississippi River was practically closed on account of ice. Boats can hardly run as far as Keokuk.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Dr. J.W. Stewart departed today for Peoria as a delegate from the Broadway Presbyterian Church to the Illinois Anti-Saloon League, which convenes today and tomorrow at Peoria.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County taxes for 1930 will be levied against an assessed valuation of $66,459,481 in lands, lots, and personal property, an increase of $612,876 over 1929.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Theft of 28 half-gallons of ice cream Saturday was reported to Rock Island police today by officials of Peerless Dairy Co., 1323 2nd Ave., Rock Island. A check-out man reported he saw four boys carrying ice cream from a loaded truck.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A federal judge has rejected a request by International Harvester Co. to dismiss a patent infringement suit filed by Deere And Co. in July over an IH seed-planting machine.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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