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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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