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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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