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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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