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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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