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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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