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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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