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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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