Day in history for September 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Illinois' distinguished senator, Stephen A. Douglas, will visit Rock Island and address the people. He is expected next Saturday. Handbills giving the time and place will be issued.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Lawrence Kramer, foreman of the Argus press, announced the arrival of a 16 1/2-pound boy at his home.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Elihu Root, secretary of war, will be a Rock Island visitor on Thursday.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Operations at several manufacturing plants in Rock Island were halted during the funeral of Thomas B. Davis, as a mark of respect to the memory of the late executive.

1952 -- 50 years ago
In less than two hours time, a ponderous 2,700-foot telephone cable, was laid in a ditch scooped out of the Mississippi River bed between Rock Island and Davenport. When the cable's 1,018 pair of wires are hooked up, it will mean better telephone service between the two cities, according to H.J. Osborne, manager of the Rock Island office of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company.

1977 -- 25 years ago
East Moline's Mayor Dennis Jacobs and other city and civic leaders will meet with Gov. James Thompson Sunday to rekindle plans for an overpass at the city's 19th Street railroad crossing. Jacobs said today he will give Thompson a petition containing the signatures of more than 2,000 residents demanding construction of the overpass.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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