Day in history for September 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
F.A.C. Foreman, well known to many Argus readers, has started a Whig newspaper at New Boston, calling the paper ``The Golden Era.'' We hope his paper will last longer than the party it backs.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Harry Robinson's quartet-quintet company will appear in Rock Island on the 12th.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Forepough-Sells circus drew large crowds here today.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Professor F.M. Fryxell and Robert Spahr of Augustana College succeeded in climbing the Grand Teton mountain in Wyoming, they being the first this year to scale the peak.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the new Gamble-Skogmo warehouse, located on Route 67, a mile north of Monmouth. Loss was estimated at $2,500,000. The building was owned by the Prudential Insurance Company.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent $475,000 in the last eight years preparing a Moline flood-protection plan whose soaring cost is leading some aldermen and business officials to question it's value. The plan calls for construction of a floodwall and related structures from 1st Street to 34th Street and from 48th Street to 55th Street. The Corps said the cost of building a floodwall in that middle stretch, from 34th Street to 48th Street, would be too high, and the benefits too few, to justify construction.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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