Day in history for August 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Quite a number of St. Louisans and their families who have been sojourning for the past several weeks in the Rock Island House have returned south now that the summer heat is almost over. The St. Louis party left Rock Island on the steamer Danube yesterday.

1877 -- 125 years ago
William Rinck is putting up a new front in his grocery store.

1902 -- 100 years ago
``Spiritual Sunshine'' was the topic of a sermon at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. R.B. Williams.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Estelle Mandeville, Davenport, former head of the voice department, has been appointed dean of the Augustana Conservatory of Music.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Announcement of the grand opening of the New York Store's new teen-age fashion center has been made by Charles Osheroff, advertising manager. Four Moline girls will serve on the college fashion board. Representing Augustana College will be Nancy Drake. From the University of Iowa will be JoAnn Evans. From Moline High School, Darlene George, and from the University of Illinois, Marian Osheroff.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The Des Moines Register and Tribune Co. completed acquisition of television station WQAD in Moline. The sellers were a group of investors in the Quad-Cities. They have owned the station since it went on the air in 1963. The sale price was about $10 million.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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