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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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