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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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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