Day in history for September 8, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Sons of Temperance societies of Davenport, Rock Island, Camden and Edgington will have a celebration Saturday. The Rock Island band will play. C.B. Waite, Esq., will give the address.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Buford Plow Works of Rock Island has won first premiums for iron-beam plows and walking cultivators at the Scott County fair.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Railway Company will move its car shops from Davenport to Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island community chest goal has been set at $50,000.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A new $3,000 truck and fire-fighting equipment has been delivered to Reynolds. The new truck will replace one purchased in 1923. The new truck, which was paid for out of funds of the volunteer fire department, has pumps which can pump 300 gallons of water per minute for each 600 pounds per square inch of pressure.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Tenant representatives at four Rock Island housing projects today are scheduled to take cockroach complaints to the director, Warren Thiesen. Spokesman for the tenant's group, John Jones, said some 420 tenants have signed petitions which state, ``the present situation with cockroaches in our apartments is intolerable. Our buildings are roach infested.'' Thiesen said the four housing projects, Valley Homes, Arsenal Courts, Lincoln Homes, and Manor Homes, are sprayed about once a week.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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