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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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