Day in history for October 19, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
With but one day's previous notice, the Democracy of Rock Island assembled in mass meeting to listen to speeches from Judge Douglas and other distinguished speakers present.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Officers elected by the Rock Island And Peoria Railroad are P.L. Cable, Ben T. Cable, Cornelius Lynde, Joseph Gaskell and R.R. Cable.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Trainmen have been ordered by the mayor to stop whistling at crossings from 1st to 24th Street, Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Stove Company will build a $25,000 addition to take care of its growing business.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Another mural was added to the recently redecorated Rock Island city clerk's office. It is a 4-by-9-foot color photograph of the Rock Island approach to the Centennial Bridge. Previous murals installed on other walls of the office show views of the city's water tanks, sewage disposal plant and waterworks plant facilities.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A small amount of radium, donated by a Moline doctor, was transported by state officials in shielded containers from the doctor's office. The radium, donated by Dr. Norbert C. Barwasser, was picked up at the request of the doctor from his Fifth Avenue Building office in downtown Moline. The 24 milligrams of radium is being given to Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital and Rush Medical School, Chicago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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