Day in history for November 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Dr. A.G. Brackett will retire as editor of the Rock Island Advertiser and will be succeeded by F.R. Bennett, Esq.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A horse attached to the delivery wagon of Rosenfield's hide and leather store ran away. The driver, Peter Soehl, was thrown out of the wagon and was run over by May Brothers' team.

1902 -- 100 years ago
``Uncle Tom's Cabin'' drew a full house to the Illinois Theater last night.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island loop resounded to victory cries as students celebrated a football victory over Davenport.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Grocery store operators in Rock Island County and 32 other Illinois counties outside the Chicago metropolitan area were required this morning to post dollar and cents price ceiling lists on a wide range of market basket items. The new ceiling prices cover some 400 staple articles representing about 50 percent of all grocery sales. Price charts will be revised every five weeks.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Oak Glen Nursing Home, whose occupancy rate is sagging, may try newspaper advertising to attract new business. The ads would let the public compare Oak Glen's rates and services with other nursing homes. Richard Ligon, Oak Glen administrator, said he believes Oak Glen's rates and services are comparable to, or better than, those at other area nursing homes.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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