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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: 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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