Day in history for March 2, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The weather for the past week, cold and blustering, and the river opposite presents anything but a navigable appearance, being completely backed up with ice.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Samuel Tindall and Abraham Weaver, both of near Milan, are in critical condition. Each was injured in a runaway of his horses.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The United Christian Party, which met in Rock Island in 1900, has been called to meet again at Watch Tower Park May 1 to nominate candidates for national offices.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mike Dundee, Rock Island boxer, won a 10-round bout in Chicago from Bobby Garcia.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Two teen-age Rock Island youths face possible disciplinary action today after causing a general disturbance last night at the Harper House, Rock Island. Police were summoned to the hotel at 8 p.m. by Alfred Klass, hotel manager. Klass told police the boys were running the hotel's elevator up and down until he shut off the power. He said the boys then climbed up an elevator cable to the nearest floor and began running through the hotel corridors.

1977 -- 25 years ago
State Rep. Oral ``Jake'' Jacobs, D-East Moline, said today his bill to create a four-day, 32-hour work week in the state undoubtedly faces many amendments before it has a chance of passage. As written, the bill forbids anyone to work more than eight hours a day, four days a week.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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