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: 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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