Day in history for December 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The city council last night ordered a plank crossing to be built from Cook And Sargent's Bank to the Rock Island House across West Eagle Street.

1877 -- 125 years ago
James F. Copp will open his new livery stable at the stand formerly occupied by A. Henry on 3rd Avenue, between 16th and 17th streets, Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
G.H. Baumbach was elected captain of Post 41 of the Fraternal Army of America at its annual meeting.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Army engineers have recommended appropriation of $67,000 for flood control of Mill Creek at Milan.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The first program of a series by Rock Island Public Schools will be presented tomorrow over WHBF-TV at 5:15 p.m. ``Purpose of the series is to help the public understand the instruction program of the Rock Island schools,'' said Miss Amelia Traenkenschuh, assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Public works employees in the Illinois Quad-Cities are doing a good job helping to keep pollutants out of nearby rivers, according to Roger Sutherland, a representative of the GH2M-Hill Consulting Engineering Firm of Redding, Calif. Sutherland visited the Quad-Cities as part of the California company's team which hopes to help urban committees choose water pollution controls which are most economically feasible for local needs.

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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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