Day in history for September 29, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Free Soil political party, meeting in Moline, passed a resolution which says that anyone who votes for the Republican or Democratic candidates, Scott or Pierce, for president will be sanctioning the blackest act of modern times.

1877 -- 125 years ago
J.M. Beardsley has been appointed collector of internal revenue in place of Eph Wood.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Immanuel Lutheran congregation honored John F. Moeller at a surprise party and gave him a gold watch and chain. Mr. Moeller has rounded out 40 years of teaching in Immanuel's church school. He came to Rock Island in 1862.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Community Chest drive was extended today, because all persons have not been solicited. A total of $30,189.50 has been raised so far.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The work begun with the building of the new Sacred Heart Catholic School will have a never-ending effect to the end of time, said the Rt. Rev. William E. Cousins, D.D., bishop of Peoria, at cornerstone laying ceremonies at the $500,000 Moline parochial school.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A decision of the Regional Board of School Trustees rejecting a petition for detachment of a number of homes from the East Moline school systems was upheld by Circuit Judge David Mason. Two separate groups residing in less than 100 homes in southeast Moline, near 53rd St. and 34th Ave., filed a petition for detachment.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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