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.

Back: Available days in September 2002



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)