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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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