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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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