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: 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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