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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