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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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