Day in history for March 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Our citizens are waking up in earnest to the necessity of starting the plank road system immediately. It is the only true policy if we expect farmers to visit and trade with us.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The fifth reunion of the Illinois Association of Veterans of the Mexican War (1846) is being held in the Baldwin House, Monmouth.

1902 -- 100 years ago
At a tumultuous Rock Island County Republican convention, delegates refused to endorse the G.O.P. administration of Governor Yates, but endorsed the national administration. L.S. McCabe, Rock Island, was endorsed for state senator.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The East Moline High School basketball team failed to score a single field goal in a game which Rock Island High won, 19 to 9. All East Moline points were scored by free throws.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Hawkins, Moline, became the parents of the second set of twins born to them within 13 months, a 3-pound, 12-ounce girl and a 5-pound, 6-ounce boy. On Feb. 10, 1951, the Hawkins became parents of twin boys.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Galesburg is among three middle American cities and towns selected for an experimental project to rehabilitate their downtown districts. Madison, Ind., and Hot Springs, S.D., also were chosen from among 69 cities which entered a 10-state competition sponsored by the Main Street Project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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