Day in history for September 25, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Speaking at the courthouse, former Gov. Bebb orated for three hours on behalf of the Whigs and was answered by three Democrats who stood up and insisted upon being heard. The meeting ended in disorder.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A regiment of soldiers, 875 in number, passed through Rock Island on their way to Montana.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Many patients were operated upon here today at the clinic held in connection with the Rock Island convention of the First District Dental Society.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Seven persons were injured in accidents in Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Loss of six $20 bills, which were pinned to her undergarments, was reported to Rock Island police by an out-of-town woman. Mrs. John Miller said that the six bills were in a handkerchief pinned to her brassiere but that it was a mystery how they disappeared. She and her husband have been staying at 2847 7th Ave., Rock Island, while her husband attended a school at the Arsenal.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Legionnaire's Disease claimed the life of a Silvis industrial worker Sept. 14, Lutheran Hospital officials said today. Donald C. Dumolien, 51, died after undergoing treatment for an overwhelming infection for 2 1/2 weeks. The hospital's diagnosis of the disease was confirmed by the National Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., soon after the victim entered the hospital.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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