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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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