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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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