Day in history for September 7, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Our old friend Edwin Coomes., Esq., is about commencing the publication of a weekly paper at Tipton, Iowa, to be called the Western Mirror.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The raft boat Mollie Mohler struck a rock at Port Byron and went down in 10 feet of water.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rockford baseball team defeated Rock Island, 8 to 4.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Seventeen YWCA girls swam across the Mississippi from Davenport to Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Attempts to determine revenue-bond financing possibilities for a proposed swimming pool for Rock Island will be sought at a meeting of the council's swimming pool committee at 7 o'clock Thursday evening in the city hall. Mayor Melvin L. McKay, in calling the meeting, said he hopes to have at least one representative of a bond house at the meeting prepared to provide answers to the revenue-bond suggestion.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The lights will go on again at the shuttered Capitol Theater in downtown Davenport when Broadway Theater League opens its 18th season there this fall. The Theater League has scheduled three national touring shows into the Capitol this fall and winter, beginning with the musical ``Bubbling Brown Sugar'' Oct. 10-12. Other shows on the agenda to date are ``The Robber Bridegroom'' Dec. 5-7 and the recent Broadway comedy hit ``Same Time, Next Year'' Feb. 13-15.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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