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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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