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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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