Day in history for August 18, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island has put in $60,000 and Davenport has contributed the same amount toward the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad. These cities are entitled to know where the depot will be located so that this town can go ahead and grow.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A fire, which broke out in the Milan House at Milan, was soon extinguished.

1902 -- 100 years ago
While Police Chief Darnell was seated in his office cleaning his revolver, he absent-mindedly replaced the cartridge and pulled the trigger. The bullet struck Officer Herman Sehnert in his right leg just above the knee.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Quad-Cities completed plans today to welcome Charles A. Lindbergh tomorrow, giving him a hero's welcome for his exploit in flying across the Atlantic alone.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A raging fire at the Jesse Armstrong farm, east of Cordova, reduced a recently remodeled dairy barn to ashes. The loss of the barn was estimated at $6,000, although the damage to produce and machinery may almost equal that sum.

1977 -- 25 years ago
An experimental energy saving course at Black Hawk College this summer is proving so successful it may be repeated again this fall, officials say. ``The four two-hour sessions of the ``Home Energy Savers Program'' is ending this week, but response in Rock Island and Henry Counties has been so good officials say they hope to see it repeated.

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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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