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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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