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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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