Day in history for October 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The more quietly and peaceably we all get on the better. In nine cases out of ten, the wisest policy is if a man cheats you, quit dealing with him; if he is abusive, quit his company; if he slanders you, take care to live so that nobody will believe him.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Colonel J.N. Macomb, in charge of upper Mississippi improvements, left for Keokuk to inquire why a canal at that point has been closed.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A rise of 25 cents a ton, the second within a month, went into effect on bituminous coal.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Ardo W. Mitchell has succeeded Mrs. W.J. Sweeney to the office of president of Bethany Home board.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Robert Mahieu, 14, called Moline Police last night to report a flying saucer. Mahieu said he saw an oval object in the sky in the west end of the city about 6:30 p.m. and that it moved across the sky very fast. When he first sighted the swiftly moving oval it was of a light yellow color. Then it changed to dark green and then to red. It kept changing colors, in that order, as long as he was able to keep it in sight.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City Airport Board decided to try to get rid of some unwelcome freeloaders, even if it costs $4,000. Although the terminal building is made of concrete and steel, airport workers have been finding termites in cabinets, wooden shelves and book cases.

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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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