Day in history for September 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Thomas Campbell was renominated as the Democratic party candidate for congress from this district, 40 to 25, at a convention in Rockford.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Holmes Hakes is making extensive improvements to his sawmill at Milan. He contemplates a paper mill on Rock River and left today for New York to see about it.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Labor Congress appropriated money to help the striking telephone operators of Rock Island and Moline.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Fourteenth District Postmasters Association heard an address by Congressman John C. Allen today at its Rock Island meeting.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Four key conspiracy indictments in the Rock Island County horse-meat case were quashed this morning by Circuit Judge A.J. Scheineman. The judge ruled that the indictments did not state a crime under the Illinois conspiracy statute. Judge Scheineman's ruling brought to an abrupt halt State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran's effort to bring to trial eight men accused of participating in a horse-meat racket.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A coupon solicitation firm, International Media Consultants, Inc., based in Spokane, Wash., has left more than 20 Quad-Cities' employees, an East Moline radio station and several banks holding dishonored drafts totaling about $5,000, an agent of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement said today.

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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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