Day in history for December 29, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The river has closed at this point due to the cold weather.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A. Bamberger, former clothing merchant in Rock Island, now of Chicago, is visiting at the Harper House.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Local dealers blame railroads for very pronounced coal shortage.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Dr. A.R. Wallin of Augustana College is appointed committee chairman of National Education Association.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An Argus photographer's camera was broken as scuffling at the main entrance to The Argus building marked the start of the third week of the printers' strike against the four Quad-Cities daily newspapers. Shouldering and elbowing by massed pickets gave Rock Island police a rugged time as employees arrived. Acting Chief of Police Lawrence O. Jones announced that police will establish a line tomorrow through which employees will be given access to the building.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A proposed crude-oil pipeline from St. Louis to the Twin-Cities could add about $40,000 per year to the coffers of Rock Island County governments. About 14 miles of the line, to be constructed for Northern Pipeline Co., would cross Rock Island County. Plans presented to the county board show the line would enter the county from Mercer County and run through Buffalo Prairie Twp. and a corner of Drury Twp. before crossing the Mississippi River into Iowa.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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