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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