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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