Day in history for May 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A Rock Island man sent away for a box of cigars. By the time he had smoked half of them, he suspected that they contained something besides tobacco. He opened one of the cigars and put the filling in dirt in a flower pot. He says the result was cabbage buds, from which he has grown a fine head of cabbage.

1877 -- 125 years ago
At the sawmill of Keator And Co. the rotary saw run by Michael Brennan struck the iron dog which holds the logs in position and 16 teeth were soon flying in all directions. One went through a window and imbedded itself in the harness of a mule standing on the river bank.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The George White Buggy Company announced its decision not to move from Rock Island but to remain and erect a new factory building.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mayor C.C. Thompson said plans of Moline and East Moline bootleggers to start operations in Rock Island will be promptly blocked.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Someone is going to have the best dressed neck in Moline. The management of Block and Kuhl store reported to police that a 54-pound package containing $425 worth of neckties was stolen from a shipping platform at the rear of the store.

1977 -- 25 years ago
East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs, on behalf of the city's Mental Health Association, has protested to Gov. James Thompson over the transfer of antique furniture from the East Moline State Hospital to a state museum in Springfield.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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