Day in history for February 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Rock River bridge is still right side up, but it undoubtedly will be carried off if the ice jammed up against it moves out with a rush.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island will lose the trade of Rock Island Arsenal to Davenport if it does not at once build a viaduct over its railroad tracks and Sylvan Slough, enabling teams to pass over the rails and channel with perfect safety. The iron viaduct bridge would cost the city $15,000 at most.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A bill now before Congress would kill the clam-digging industry, which employs hundreds of people around here. When clam-digging started a few years ago, it was predicted that the supply wouldn't last three years, but there is no sign that the beds of shells are becoming exhausted. Clam-shellers earn $7 to $15 a week.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Sheriff Howard Gregg raided eight places where he said liquor was being sold. He announced a drive to make Rock Island County bone dry.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Moline business establishments dealing in food or drink were warned today to clean up and paint, where necessary, within the next 15 days or face the prospect of having their city licenses revoked.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Lutheran Hospital of Moline will dedicate its new $11.5 million addition in May, Kenneth Moburg, president, said this week. In service to the community, the new addition is the most important in the 60-year history of the hospital.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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