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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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