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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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