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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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