Day in history for May 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Davenport, like Rock Island, voted almost unanimously to subscribe to more stock in the Rock Island And Chicago Railroad. Only 14 no votes were cast.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Six large red-granite columns arrived here on flatcars today. They are bound for Des Moines, where the columns will be used at the main entrance of the state house.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Typographical Union elected Frank Sneed as president, A.A. Eihl as vice president, and G.E. Morgan secretary.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island city council approved the appointments of Ernest Russ as health officer and Sam Ruben as assistant health officer.

1952 -- 50 years ago
This is a story about a pig who started for market but didn't get there. Alvin W. Nelson, Sherrard, told Rock Island police that he lost a 250-pound Hampshire black and white hog from his truck while he was enroute to market in Davenport. Nelson valued the hog at $45.

1977 -- 25 years ago
East Moline animal control officer Earl Burklund and city health inspector Francis X. Williams have developed an ordinance which would limit the number of animals allowed in one yard and levy instant fines on pet owners who let their animals run free. Burklund told the city council finance committee that the ordinance, which will be finalized this week, would allow residents to own no more than five dogs and-or cats.

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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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