Day in history for September 21, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Anonymous handbills were posted about the city calling a meeting of citizens at the courthouse tonight to consider the legality of the city tax.

1877 -- 125 years ago
J.W. Stark was elected captain of a recently organized Rock Island military company.

1902 -- 100 years ago
New Modern Woodmen insurance rates were discussed at a mass meeting in the Illinois Theater. Speakers were W.A. Northcutt, head consul, E.E. Murphy and A.R. Talbot.

1927 -- 75 years ago
New members of the Rock Island High School faculty included P.J. Martin, Nellie M. Pierce and Dorothy Peterson.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The possibility that a professional gang of jewel thieves was responsible for the theft of $13,500 worth of jewelry from a salesman's car in Davenport was advanced today by Davenport police. Stumping police is how was it possible for the thieves to get into the locked trunk of the salesman's car without breaking the lock. The lock didn't show any evidence of having been tampered.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Fido won't have a heart etched on his bicep, but a process of tatooing a dog with its owner's Social Security number may help protect it from theft and loss. People and their pets traveled from several area communities to take advantage of a dog tatooing clinic in Woodhull, sponsored by the Quad-Cities Dog Obedience Club.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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