Day in history for August 9, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Kinney and Hakes of the Rock Island nursery have a quantity of Osage plants on hand and will contract to make farm hedges which they warrant to be proof as fencing against horses and cattle.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Billy Fales, night clerk at the Rock Island House, shot himself accidentally last night while he was cleaning a revolver.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Some Rock Island druggists are agitating for an agreement or ordinance setting 9 p.m. as the closing hour for drug stores.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Dwight Deere Wiman of Moline and New York City plans to produce several Broadway plays this winter. Mary Boland will star in the first, ``Women Go On Forever.'' Basil Rathbone will play the lead in two others.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Three Rock Island city officials, who conducted an inspection this morning of the McCabe department store warehouse where yesterday's $25,000 fire started, concluded that the fire was probably caused by an overloaded electrical circuit, according to Fire Chief Charles J. Wahlheim, one of the officials.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Lightning triggered a blaze early this morning at Hoffman School in East Moline, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage to the library and audiovisual center. East Moline fire investigators believe the fire started when lightning traveled through wiring to a television set in the library.
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