Day in history for December 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island city council adopts ordinance changing meetings from third Saturday of each month to third Monday at 2 p.m.

1877 -- 125 years ago
All ministers of the city will meet tomorrow to arrange for week of prayer.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A mystery fire destroyed main building and three smaller buildings at the county infirmary near Coal Valley last night. Damage is estimated between $15,000 and $20,000.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Zero weather is in prospect as the community prepares to celebrate coming of the new year.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Howard Redding, manager of the Sears-Roebuck farm store in Davenport, has been named the outstanding member of the Sears organization in the Quad-Cities for the past year. Redding, who has been with the Davenport store for the past 22 years, was honored both because of his work in the store and in civic affairs during the past 12 months.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Too many foolhardy dreamers and schemers wander into Glenn Antrim's Davenport Patent Attorney office, hoping to strike it rich with plans for new gadgets, gizmos and games. Dozens of Quad-Citians are bent upon placing their names with the other 3.75 million in the files at the U.S. Patent Office, Washington, D.C. Only those with something new, something useful, and ideally, something profitable need apply for a patent. He won't encourage a futile idea.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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