Day in history for September 28, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
An exchange paper says that shirts are a most indispensable article to complete a gentleman's wardrobe. This is a mistake, only a dickey is necessary, and a good one can be made out of a sheet of white paper, as any bachelor can testify.

1877 -- 125 years ago
George W. Pleasants, a resident of Rock Island since 1853, has been appointed a judge of the appellate court of the first district.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Professor Asher B. Amerman, a bronco buster, gave an exhibition of his skill in riding wild horses at the Rock Island County Fair at Joslin.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Work will be started soon on a $250,000 apartment building by Sam Weisman.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A Davenport restaurant owner and a city resident were fined a total of $110 and assessed costs in Scott County district court after they pleaded guilty to separate charges of possession of lottery tickets. Mrs. Marie Koltzau allegedly sold a lottery ticket to a customer in the cafe.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Downtown Moline officials may apply for a federal grant to help design a facelift for the business district storefronts. An effort is under way to raise the 50 percent local share, $30,000, before applying for the National Endowment for the Arts grant. The grant, if awarded, would pay half the cost of designing work on downtown buildings to tie into the proposed five-block mall.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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