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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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