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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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