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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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