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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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