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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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