Day in history for March 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
No work has been done for some months on the Washington monument. It has reached about one-fifth of its intended height. But money is needed to move anything in any direction, including upwards.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The woman who shot her lover, the Iowa state senator, has written a book, ``A Woman's Vindication,'' and she will autograph copies for all who apply to her. She is now at the Rock Island House. The senator recovered. If he was not ruined before, he now must be.

1902 -- 100 years ago
S. Miller Kent and his admirable company is at the Illinois Theater, presenting ``The Cowboy and the Lady,'' by Clyde Fitch.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Helen C. Wait of Reynolds was chosen as one of two 4-H Club girls to represent Illinois at a national camp in Washington.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A 100-year-old brick building at 519 Pershing Ave., one of Davenport's oldest landmarks, was ordered torn down yesterday by the city council. It is owned by the Davenport Moose Lodge. The Moose Lodge voiced no objections to the committee's action.

1977 -- 25 years ago
She's the friendly bus driver to school children and the smiling face behind the cash register to Rink's Market shoppers. But to a growing number of area residents, Marie Perschnick is the Dog Lady of Geneseo. Her fame comes from a one-woman crusade on behalf of pound-bound dogs and cats she feels deserve a second chance.

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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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