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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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