Day in history for October 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Robert Maclom And Co. has bought the livery horses and carriages of D.S. Robinson and will run a hack three times a day between Moline and Rock Island.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Articles of incorporation of the Rock Island And Peoria Railroad Company were filed.

1902 -- 100 years ago
H.E. Casteel was elected president of the Rock Island Baseball Association.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Illinois Commerce Commission granted the Tri-City Railway Company the right to discontinuance sale of 7 tickets for 50 cents and 15 tickets for $1, while retaining the present 10-cent cash fare and 3 tokens for 25 cents.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities tomorrow doff their community hats to a railroad, the Rock Island Lines, which moves into its second century with all locomotives still pointed toward progress. A train of floats and marching units will parade through downtown Rock Island, starting at 2:15 p.m. The celebration will also include the dedication of a stone shaft at the Rock Island Lines 31st Street station. The plaque commemorates the first crossing of the Mississippi River by a railroad bridge.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Overlook, the Moline mansion of the late Mrs. Charles Deere Wiman, will become a privately-owned community center under plans being mapped by officials of the Butterwork Memorial Trust. The mansion, at 817 11th Ave., was willed to the trust when Mrs. Wiman died in June 1976.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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