Day in history for September 19, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
That terrible disease of Asiatic cholera again has made its appearance. Four or five fatal cases have occurred. We are sorry to relate that Charles Williams, an old citizen of these towns, was one of the victims.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The county Democratic convention decided not to nominate any candidates to compete against certain independent candidates satisfactory to the party. John M. Dickson of Milan was chairman of the convention.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The end of the first week of the telephone operators' strike finds the condition unchanged.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island joins with other Mississippi River cities in protesting stoppage of service on the federal barge line.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An unidentified truck driver painted part of Moline red when a gallon can of red paint fell from his truck at 4th Avenue and 24th Street, spattering passing automobiles. The street department finally barricaded the area. Police had to take charge in directing cars around the big red splash on the pavement.

1977 -- 25 years ago
McClure Engineering Associates of Silvis is suing a Chicago advertising firm for $45,271.20 in damages for failing to have its services advertised in the ``yellow pages'' of the Geneseo and Freeport telephone directories. The suit, filed in Rock Island County Circuit Court, names the Reuben H. Donnelly Corp. of Chicago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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