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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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