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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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