Day in history for December 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Surveying for the Rock Island Railroad has started. The Corps of Engineers is now working in Ogle County.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Gun Club shot 69 rabbits, 42 quail, five squirrels, one goose, one prairie chicken and one owl for its banquet.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Club recommended last night the building of a Rock River bridge at Barstow.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A past master's jewel was presented to H. Roland Greve by Rock Island Lodge 658 of Masons.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An East Moline father today mailed to his son a silk American flag and along with it went the hope that the emblem of freedom and liberty would bring with it the same good fortune and luck which it had for him in World War I and for another son who successfully survived World War II. The flag, the property of George Bost, was mailed to his youngest son, Norman Bost, who two weeks ago enlisted in the Air Corps and is now receiving basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Wise investment and money management is of growing importance today as a hedge against the ``very critical'' problem of inflation. John D. Martin, Moline National Bank vice president and trust investment officer, warned Kiwanis members of inflation's effects on earnings, retirement plans, social security payments, food, transportation and energy costs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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