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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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