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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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