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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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