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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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