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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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