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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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