Day in history for October 12, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
On and after Monday, the 18th, until further notice, there will be two passenger trains a day between Rock Island and Joliet.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Pastors appointed to Rock Island Methodist churches are the Rev. Joseph Hart and the Rev. G.R. Palmer.

1902 -- 100 years ago
``Richard Carvel'' is the stage show now at the Illinois Theater.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Upton Close, writer and traveler, told Illinois teachers, meeting in Rock Island, that white dominance in Asia is nearing its end.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A carrot, measuring 14 inches in length and 11 inches in circumference was pulled by Mrs. John B. Fry, 4234 9th St., Rock Island, from a garden at the rear of her home yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Fry have maintained a garden at their home for the past four years and have extracted some good sized carrots from it, but the big carrot pulled out of the ground yesterday was the granddad of them all.

1977 -- 25 years ago
It's going to cost him about $350 a minute, but Dr. Harry Nelson thinks it's worth it. Nelson, Director of the Deere Planetarium at Augustana College, will be cruising the Pacific Ocean to glimpse a brief but spectacular total eclipse of the sun. The patch of water 1,200 miles southwest of Los Angeles is one of the few spots in the world where the moon, as it passes around the earth, will totally obscure the sun for about three minutes.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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