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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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