Day in history for April 25, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Blakely family, a celebrated company of vocalists, gave a concert in the courthouse last night.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Three nobby young men took Johnny Weyerhaeuser's yacht down river, but didn't understand the workings of the blame thing. They had to foot it home and hire two men to go get the yacht at the mouth of the Rock River.

1902 -- 100 years ago
M. Kohn was elected president of B'nai Jacob congregation and Simon Lewis of the Beth Israel synagogue.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A hundred persons will attend a dinner to be given by Rock Island for the visiting legislators who come to inspect Watch Tower, which may be bought by Illinois and become a state park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
In observance of its 50th anniversary, the Milan Independent published a large golden anniversary edition and will hold open house at its offices in Milan. The public is invited to the open house by the publishers, Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Kendall.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Eileen Olson was late for work Tuesday night, but has no regrets, Carl Hedden is alive today and that's all that counts. Mrs. Olson, a Sherrard resident and nurse, was on her way to work when she spied Hedden, 36, of Fyre Lake, unconscious in a car that had spun into a ditch. After watching several cars race past on the highway, she ran to a nearby farmhouse where she called the Sherrard Volunteer Ambulance Service.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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