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: 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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