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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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