Day in history for September 16, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Austin Corbin, Esq., has retired from the editorial chair of the Davenport Banner to devote his time exclusively to his profession of banking. S.R. Miller succeeds Mr. Corbin.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Dedicatory ceremonies for the addition to Odd Fellows Hall in Hull's block were held last night, 200 men being present. W.L. Sweeney presided. There was music by the Amphion quartet.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The city council voted to investigate the strike of Rock Island telephone workers.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The LeClaire Theater in Moline will be closed for an indefinite amount of time because of the failure of unions and management to agree on orchestra demands.

1952 -- 50 years ago
General Dwight D. Eisenhower spent an hour and 21 minutes sleeping in Rock Island last night. But ``Ike men'' on the general's train promised the Republican presidential nominee will display his livelier side when he comes back to speak at Rock Island Armory tomorrow night. The general's campaign special, a heavily-guarded train of 18 cars, paused at the 31st Street depot for servicing at 11:07 p.m. and then departed for Minnesota.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Construction of a $200,000 Olympic-size swimming pool at Short Hills Country Club, East Moline, will begin within the next two weeks. The new outdoor facility will replace the 26-year-old pool presently used by club members.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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