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: 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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