Day in history for April 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A mob at Dixon lynched a man after applying a dressing of tar and feathers. The man had been beating his wife.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Jim Hardin, engineer at the Rock Island waterworks, secured a pair of deer horns which he will put on the top of the waterworks building fronting the river.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A movement was on foot among young men in the eastern part of Rock Island to purchase a home for club purposes.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Only one man a week can be enlisted at the Navy recruiting office in Rock Island. The Navy is taking only four a week from the entire state of Illinois for apprentice seamen.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Quad-City residents were treated to the spectacle of a really low-flying airplane as they watched one navigate the streets between west Davenport and Milan. Gene Brenner, Milan, bought the plane, an old Fairchild trainer low-wing monoplane, with the idea of dismantling it. He couldn't fly it from its pasture near Mahoney's race track west of Davenport, so he snipped off its wings and began pulling it behind a wrecker.

1977 -- 25 years ago
There's a professional lock picker working at the Rock Island Arsenal. But don't worry, the security of the nation isn't threatened by his presence, he is an employee of the military post. Kline Wartman maintains all the locks on Arsenal Island, and as a courtesy frequently opens cars which contain the keys.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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