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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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