Day in history for September 3, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Moline Paper Mill went into operation today, turning out a very superior wrapping paper at the first working of the machine. Printing paper will be made in two weeks.

1877 -- 125 years ago
In Milan, Annie McMichael, 5, fell through a trap door in the kitchen floor of her home into a cistern and drowned.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Augustana College opened its doors today with a larger enrollment than ever before.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Twelve men have applied for the job of custodian of Watch Tower Park, which is now a state park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Plans for a 124-car parking garage in downtown Rock Island were disclosed today by Robert D. Danico. The $105,000 project in the former Spencer Theater building, on the northeast corner of 19th Street and 2nd Avenue, will include all available area in the building with the exception of the corner area now occupied by the Lobby Tap.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For people who want to earn the art of belly dancing, or are worried about their ability to cope with the metric system, the Milan park program has classes to fit their need. The classes are open to anyone in the area according to park director Nell Daniels. Belly Dancing is taught by Diane Lowe of Colona, a professional belly dancer. Metrics is taught by Milan mayor Joel Brunsvold, a math teacher at Sherrard Junior High School.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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