Day in history for April 29, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island Collegiate Institute and Female Seminary will open its summer term May 5 and continue 11 weeks. Professor A. Briggs heads the college department, Miss H. Louise Briggs the rest of the school, and Rhoda Briggs, primary. J.W. Denison is owner.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Diamond Jo passed down river, leaving six carloads of wheat and two of oil for the Rock Island And St. Louis railroad. The steamer Belle of LaCrosse, passed up, well loaded.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Boats arriving today were the Lydia VanSant, R.D. Kendall, Hennepin, J.W. VanSant, E. Rutledge, Winona, and Helen Blair.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The fourth annual Argus-Y.M.C.A. marbles tournament will open Monday.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The current Quad-City heat wave, sending temperatures to midsummer normals, tied the April 28 record of 87 degrees yesterday and was heading toward a new all-time April peak today. The forecast calls for continued fair skies and temperatures in the 90s tomorrow.

1977 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline man escaped injury Friday night when an unknown assailant threw part of a street light through the windshield of his moving car. Police say Duane R. McDowell, 587 30th Ave., was traveling north on 7th Street near 18th Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when a street light globe smashed through his windshield.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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