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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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