Day in history for March 14, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Farmers of Rock Island County are urged to take shares in the plank road that Rock Island men will build from this city past the Rock River. This will give them a good road every day of the year, instead of having the avenues to the city closed to them for six months out of a year.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Mayor Butler vetoed an ordinance by the Rock Island council that would permit horned cattle to run at large from March 31 to April 1. The mayor said he could not tell whether this meant cows always must be kept fenced or whether they never had to be tied up or fenced. Very little pasture remains in the city and cows at large feed on shade trees, shrubbery and lawns. He disapproved.

1902 -- 100 years ago
It is reported that the Harriman interests of Wall Street have bought control of the Rock Island Railroad.

1927 -- 75 years ago
At the request of property owners, 4th Avenue in Rock Island will be paved 52 feet wide, instead of 44 feet as planned.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A preliminary plan to build a seawall from Perry to Main streets will be examined today by the Davenport city plan commission.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Some 300 dogs, primarily purebred large animals, are being stolen in the Illinois Quad-Cities annually, officials said today. ``There are a lot of them being stolen, like Irish setters and Dobermans, the top breed dogs,'' said Moline animal control officer Phil Volkers.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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