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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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