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: 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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