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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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