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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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