Day in history for April 21, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
T.L. Dickey, judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, has resigned the office. The reason assigned for this step is the insufficiency of the salary.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Owners of cows complain that a gang of boys is letting cows out of their enclosures at night and driving them to the Rock Island city pound, profiting to the extent of 50 cents per cow by this process.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Company A today removed from Rock Island Arsenal to the Armory at 16th Street and 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. Twenty-one members having families dependent upon them were discharged, reducing the company to 61 men.

1927 -- 75 years ago
All East Moline dance halls were ordered closed after nine youths, who had been drinking, created a disturbance at a public dance.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Bringing to a climax the hottest Moline public school controversy of recent years, the board of education voted 6 to 1 to transfer the 10th grade back to the senior high school in the fall of 1953.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Pedestrians crossing Moline's 4th Avenue at 19th Street soon will have an added margin of safety thanks to the efforts of Ted Wire. Wire, the plant occupational safety manager of the Deere office building, 400 19th St., suggested a special convex mirror be installed at the corner of the building to provide pedestrians with a view of oncoming traffic.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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