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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