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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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