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: 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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