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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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