Day in history for September 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
After Congress had approved $90,000 for improvement of the Mississippi River, our congressman succeeded in getting $50,000 more inserted in the rivers and harbors bill. The additional appropriation is for removing snags and dredging in the Rock Island rapids.

1877 -- 125 years ago
At the Republican county convention, the following were nominated: Lucian Adams, for judge; S.S. Crompton, for treasurer; John V. Cook, for county clerk; M.M. Sturgeon, for county superintendent of schools.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Miss Anna Marshall was chosen a member of the Rock Island High School corps of teachers at a meeting of the board of education.

1927 -- 75 years ago
City and state motorcycle officers arrested 24 motorists for headlight violations.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A modern new shop for the maintenance and repair of diesel engines has just been opened by the Rock Island Lines at Silvis. The shop will service principally freight diesel engines.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Plans to build a $4 million retirement complex near 1st St. A and 19th Ave. in Moline were unveiled by Lutheran Welfare Services of Illinois. The development will feature five buildings, 13 apartments in each, overlooking a wooded ravine, and 49 apartments in a building attached to a community center. Partial funding for the complex will come from the estate of the late Swan Henry Forsberg of Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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