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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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