Day in history for March 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
W.T. Norris advertises that he will sell his entire stock of dry goods at cost. The goods includes French merinoes, alpacas, muslin de laines, ginghams, calicoes, cassimeres, satinets, flannels, linseys, checks, drillings, and muslins.

1877 -- 125 years ago
William P. Butler was elected mayor of Rock Island as the candidate of both parties. Five Republican and five Democratic aldermen were elected. The two parties are almost equally divided in the total of their votes.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The ferry T.J. Robinson today resumed its regular schedule after a winter in dry dock. The ferry has been provided with a new whistle more in keeping with its dignity than was the whistle used last season.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College was ordered closed for several days following the death of Paul Munson, a student, of scarlet fever. Three other students are ill of the disease.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Repairs are to start in the near future on the 18th Street canopy of the Como Hotel, Rock Island, which partially collapsed on one side. Earl F. Aubrey, operator of the hotel, said the cause of the mishap is being investigated. The canopy did not drop completely to the sidewalk and no one was hurt.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Jesse Adams, young Rock Island artist, will have his first one-man show in the Quad-Cities in Wiese Fine Arts Building at the Davenport Art Gallery. The show will include 25 of Adams' works.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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