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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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