Day in history for September 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
``Watch Tower'' is the name of a new lodge of the noble order of Odd Fellows. Officers elected are William Scherer, William Kale, Elton Cropper, William H. Powars, Fred S. Nichols and John R. Langley.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Jonas Bear has gone east to purchase his fall stock of ready-made clothing for his Rock Island store.

1902 -- 100 years ago
J.F. Egan was nominated for the state senate and W.R. Moore for the Illinois House of Representatives at a Democratic Party county convention.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Raymond R. Walker, director of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A., was elected to the national council at the state convention.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Although 19 persons occupy 12 apartments in the Hillcrest apartment building, 1635 20th St., Rock Island, only one occupant was in the structure when a fire was discovered there at 9:50 o'clock last night. That person was aroused and escaped as the blaze gutted two apartments and caused estimated $10,000 damage.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Thanks to the loan of a radio from the Henry County Sheriff's Department, Cleveland police for the first time have two-way communication with the state police, sheriff's department and the Colona and Green Rock police; it was reported at the village board meeting. The radio was installed in the squad car for the use of the three marshals here.

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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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