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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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