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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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