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Day in history for April 4, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A hotel being built in New York, the Metropolitan, will be six stories high and will cost half a million dollars. Each room will have hot and cold running water and gas light.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Lines today paid the county treasurer $5,866.88 in taxes.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Honorable Ben T. Cable arrived home from New York today. He was scheduled to leave shortly for Washington and to announce his decision as to whether he would accept the chairmanship of the national Democratic congressional association.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The new fence around Douglas Park, home of the Islanders, soon will be finished. Workmen have started nailing the board uprights and rapid progress is being made.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island police have a collection of 20 windshield wipers, which may be claimed by residents of the Victory Homes housing project, 9th Street and 31st Avenue. Police were informed that practically all autos parked in the housing addition had been stripped of wipers. The stolen wipers had been tossed on a porch at 3145 9th St.

1977 -- 25 years ago
With the completion of the children's library in the basement of Morrison's Odell Public Library, youngsters have a bright new spot to explore the world of books. With red, white and yellow cubed bookshelves, small tables and chairs, and brightly striped carpeting, the formerly drab basement is hardly recognizable.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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