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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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