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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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