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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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