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: 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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