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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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