Day in history for August 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Cholera has again made its appearance in this vicinity. At East Davenport some four or five fatal cases have occurred.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Ferdinand Heim is in Rock Island to buy a large supply of ice for his St. Louis brewery.

1902 -- 100 years ago
All tri-city German singing societies will take part when the Rock Island Maennerchor observes its 50th anniversary Aug. 17 at Huber's garden.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Parking time limits will not be enforced in Rock Island on Dollar Day, Mayor Chester Thompson announced.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Whether flying discs seen in the sky are other than natural will be discussed by a panel of three experts at a television forum in Davenport at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The panel will include Carl Gamble, Moline, an astronomer; Dr. Joseph Foster, professor of mathematics at the University of Arizona and expert in guided missiles, and Carl Menser, manager of station WSUI, Iowa City, radar expert who has attended atomic bomb tests.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Hank DeVooght, the Rock Island County animal control officer, is fuming about county residents who have neglected to pay their dog license fee this year. DeVooght claims that, because of a change in the collection procedure, only 4,500 of an estimated 21,500 dog owners have paid their dog tax this year, at a loss of $46,000 to the county.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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