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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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