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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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