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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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