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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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