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: 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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