Day in history for December 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Some miscreants are stealing The Argus from the doors where our carrier leaves the paper. A person who is too poor to pay $1.50 a year for a newspaper should be provided with room and board paid for by the state.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Colonel J.B. Danforth, who quit as co-publisher of The Argus June 1, will start a weekly, The Rock Islander, in cooperation with the Workingmen's county committee.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Captain John Streckfus has bought a $45,000 steamer now running on the Ohio and will use the packet in the Rock Island-Clinton trade next season.

1927 -- 75 years ago
George G. Perrin was appointed general counsel of Modern Woodmen of America.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Jenny Lind chapel and adjoining cemetery at Andover will become a memorial shrine of the Augustana Lutheran Church. This was decided at the annual meeting of the Andover Lutheran congregation, which voted to give the chapel and cemetery property to the Augustana Church.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A congressional subcommittee will tour the low-level radioactive waste disposal site at Sheffield. Ill. Atty. Gen. William Scott, who invited the committee, has charged that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has allowed the site to operate for almost ten years without required public hearings and an environmental impact report.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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