Day in history for September 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Judge Grant of Davenport has returned from the east and says cars will run over the Chicago And Rock Island railroad as far as Joliet by Oct. 10. Contracts for grading this end of the road will be awarded next week.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Wyman X passed down river today with a raft of logs and the Blue Lodge went by with three barges of freight.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. R.B. Williams, pastor of First Methodist Church, was returned to his pastorate by the Methodist conference in session at Streator.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A Rock Island firm, Hermann Associates, Inc., plans the manufacture of a device from which will incorporate a new principle of gas feed for motors.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Wilbur Smith, 1017 4th St., Moline, had a new complaint for police. He said children opened the screen door of his house and put a cat in the space between it and the inner door. When he investigated the noise, police said, Smith's dog and the stray cat got into a good scrape. The youths vanished when police hunted them.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. Vice President Glenn Leggett had some bad new for the several hundred investment analysts gathered at Deere's administration headquarters. ``The contractor working on the building addition inadvertently cut the main water line.'' Leggett said portable restrooms would be available before lunch.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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