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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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