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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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