Day in history for September 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
At their convention at Cambridge, Democrats nominated William Marshall Jr. of Cordova as the representative for the counties of Rock Island, Henry and Stark in the Legislature. Mr. Marshall is one of the pioneers of this county.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner were met at the depot by a crowd of friends on their return from Europe. Biehl's band and the Turner glee club serenaded them and several hundred friends called on them in the evening.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Appointment of W.E. Cederberg of Brown University to be instructor in mathematics at Augustana College was announced.

1927 -- 75 years ago
State Representative Clinton Searle spoke to new citizens at a patriotic program in the circuit courtroom.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Early morning raids led by Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman netted 10 slot machines at the Moline Eagles country home on Rock River and a bing table dice outfit at the Club Flamingo, Carbon Cliff. The Eagles raid, at 1:55 a.m., produced the biggest single haul of slot machines made by Muhleman since he was elected sheriff in 1950.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The federal government has come through with an expected $1.98 million grant for constructing taxiways leading to the Quad-City Airport's east-west runway. The airport board accepted the grant, which also includes the cost of relocating the airport's west T-hangar, this morning.

Back: Available days in September 2002




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




(More History)