LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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