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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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