Day in history for September 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Whig party is trying to get up a powwow on Rock Island to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the treaty there with the Sacs and Foxes. The Whigs want to make political capital for Gen. Winfield Scott, who signed the treaty and who is now their candidate for president.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A shell which exploded at Rock Island Arsenal severely injured James Gorman of Davenport. William Kennedy of Rock Island was less seriously hurt.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Elders were installed at Central Presbyterian Church last evening. Dr. W.B. McKee preached, and the charge was delivered by Rev. M. Humphrey.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Miss Rose Park won first place in a beauty contest conducted at Watch Tower Park in connection with the county fair and industrial exposition.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican presidential candidate, will spend the night of Sept. 17 in the Quad-Cities and is expected to make ``whistle-stop'' talks in Rock Island, Moline and Davenport. It is expected the general will arrive at the Quad-City Airport about 6 p.m.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A start-up work force of 100 people will be needed when the George A. Hormel Co. of Austin, Minn., completes construction of a planned new plant in Davenport. The plant will manufacture gelatin for bulk shipment to industries using it in their products.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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