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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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