Day in history for September 14, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
It is said that a man who stole a sawmill in a neighboring town would have escaped, had he not gone back after the water privilege.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Samuel Harris was elected president of the new Edgington Light Guard Band.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Steps were taken to form a women's auxiliary to the Y.M.C.A. Miss Fannie Cleland presided at an organization meeting.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Equipment for making beer in barrel lots, as well as a hootch plant, was found at a Rock Island residence.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A nationwide radio audience heard the step-by-step development of the recently completed 1,500 foot sidewalk, which was planned and laid by Moline residents and merchants for pupils attending Alexander Hamilton School. On Columbia Broadcasting System's morning program, ``News of America,'' over station WQUA, newscaster Bill Mason recounted, by transcription, the story of the volunteer school safety project.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A visit by a representative from the state Department of Agriculture has prompted the closing of Green Rock's animal shelter, according to Mayor Danny McDaniel. Green Rock and Colona officials learned their animal shelters lacked the required state license when Phyllis Morrow, of the ag department, stopped in both communities to leave license applications.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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