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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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