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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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