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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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