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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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