Day in history for September 11, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
People should think twice before going to California to hunt gold. In San Francisco houses rent for $100 a month and servants get $50 to $100 a month. Drinking water (20 buckets a day) comes to $395 yearly.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A Pittsburgh, Pa., newspaper refers to Rock Island as ``a Democratic stronghold.''

1902 -- 100 years ago
J.F. Witter has been appointed by the Y.M.C.A. to promote debates under auspices of the Y.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A new heat wave record for September seen as probable today with the temperature at the 95 mark at 2 p.m.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Davenport park officials are probing the death of a mother deer in its pen in Fejervary Park. Park officials say it had been ``murdered'' with a blunt instrument or by a blunt arrow shot from a bow. Park board members believe the deer was deliberately killed and they promise prosecution.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A delegation of top-ranking Chinese officials will tour Quad-City industrial sites as part of a nationwide technology survey tour, the National Council for U.S.-China Trade has announced. The U.S.-China Trade Council, established with the federal government's support, is a nonprofit organization of over 400 corporate members whose aim is to promote trade with the People's Republic of China. William Hewitt, board chairman of Deere And Co., chairs the council.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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