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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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