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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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