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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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