Day in history for October 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
An independent ticket for Rock Island city offices announced itself today: For mayor, James Boyle; for aldermen, Jacob Starr, S.B. Stoddard, B.F. Barrett, J.B. Danforth Jr., Philip Simmons and Harrison Boggess.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Phil Mitchell, cashier of Mitchell And Lynde's Bank, and Ella Judd, daughter of a former Rock Island physician, were married at Janesville, Wis.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Patrick Mulhern, a laborer on the new wing of St. Anthony's Hospital, fell down an open elevator shaft. The debris on which he fell saved his life. No bones were broken.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Dr. Albert N. Mueller was appointed city physician for Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Dimock, Gould And Co., which has lumberyards in four of the Quad-Cities, will celebrate its centennial anniversary at a stockholders and managers dinner at the Outing Club in Davenport. The business was established in 1852 by DeWitt C. Dimock and John M. Gould for the manufacture of woodenware, and on Oct. 24, 1852, they set the stakes for their tub and pail factory.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The owner of the largest taxicab company in the Illinois Quad-Cities says he'll pull out of Moline unless the city council grants him a 15-cent fare increase. Robert Nourse, owner of Hart, Yellow, Royal and Irish cabs, threatened to end all service to the city after the council rejected the rate-hike request.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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