Day in history for October 20, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Campbell's Rock, in the Rock Island rapids of the Mississippi, is a very dangerous obstruction to navigation. To pass it, steamboats must make a semi-circle around it, and if the pilot varies from the right course by 20 feet either way, his boat is certain to crack up on the rock.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A large attendance was recorded at St. Joseph's church bazaar last evening.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Judges of three counties found that George A. Cooke of Aledo had been legally nominated for state representative. The losing candidate had filed a protest.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island police arrested 20 drivers for having improper lights on their cars.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Using East Moline's Friday night football victory over Moline as an excuse to get away from classwork for a day, several hundred East Moline High students yesterday sought to inspire a self-declared holiday shortly after classes started.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Members of the Moline Public Hospital board, physicians and civic leaders paid tribute to Miss Marguerite Brooks, administrator of the hospital for 44 years, during dedication of the new West Wing project. In dedicating the $2,282,211 wing, William A. Getz, president of the hospital board, said the accomplishments of Miss Brooks are innumberable, since she first came to the hospital as an operating room supervisor in 1930.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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