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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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