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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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