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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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