Day in history for October 29, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Argus suspects some kind of political knavery in the post offices, because this paper is being delivered two days later than the Rock Island Advertiser of the same date at Cordova.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Many hogs have been lost to the ravages of hog cholera by farmers living in the Preemption and Reynolds area.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Governor Yates of Illinois is critically ill of typhoid fever.

1927 -- 75 years ago
All letter boxes will be made available for the depositing of air mail.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The proposal by the Davenport bridge commission to construct a 2-lane addition to the present suspension bridge between Moline and Bettendorf was approved in principle by the Moline plan commission. Members of the bridge commission visited Moline on the invitation of the planning body to discuss the proposed venture which is only in what was described as the very early preliminary stage.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Evelyn Witter, Milan author, has been awarded a plaque by the editorial board of the American Biographical Institute. The plaque was presented for ``noteworthy and outstanding achievement'' in the field of juvenile literature. Mrs. Witter is the author of four children's books. The author teaches creative writing in the adult education department at Black Hawk College and is a ``home teacher'' for the Rock Island school system.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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