Day in history for March 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, this vicinity was visited by a severe hailstorm.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Argus thermometer registered 25 degrees above zero at 7 o'clock this morning.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rev. G.B. Simons, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Rock Island, accepted a call to Indianola, Iowa.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island YMCA bought the old Kemble Public School and playground adjoining the Y property on the west.

1952 -- 50 years ago
This is a little basketball drama with two scenes: Scene 1. The Galesburg regional high school tournament. Coach Bill Heerde directed his Knoxville team to a 49 to 42 win over Cambridge. Much excitement. Scene 2. The Heerde home in Knoxville. Also much excitement. Mrs. Marie Harris, who was babysitting, watched the Moline-Rock Island game on television. Dorothy Heerde, 5-year-old daughter of the coach, listened to a radio account of the Knoxville-Cambridge contest. Jane Heerde, 2, toddled into the bathroom and turned the lock. Firemen were called. They freed Jane by breaking down the door.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The mobile news van and two staff people of WQUA Radio, Moline, are featured in color pictures on the cover of the current Broadcast Engineering, a broadcast-communications trade magazine published in Overland, Kan. Peter Burk of WQUA staff wrote the magazine story, which accompanies the cover pictures.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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