Day in history for April 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Mississippi River bank is full at this point, and the water still is rising slowly.

1877 -- 125 years ago
There is no Sunday night train east over the Chicago And Rock Island, but one can take a sleeper here on the Western Union Road to Milwaukee and Racine and be in Chicago Monday morning. This is a point worth remembering.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Order of Eastern Star will observe its eighth anniversary tomorrow night.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A Chicago firm received a $2,850 contract to zone Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The ground breaking ceremony for the $450,000 chapel building at St. Ambrose College in Davenport was held this afternoon on the building site located at center campus, east of Lewis Hall. The Most Rev. Ralph L. Hayes, bishop of Davenport, removed the first spade of earth.

1977 -- 25 years ago
On April 24 Staack's Florist in Moline will mark its 100th year with open house from 1:30 to 5 p.m. John Staack, great grandson of founder Julius Berthold Johann Staack, will be celebrating with refreshments and door prizes. Julius Staack came to America on Nov. 10, 1867, from Holstein, Germany. His interest in flowers led him to build the first greenhouse in Rock Island County for William Nourse at 1619 11th Ave., now the home of the Moline Board of Education, Allendale.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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