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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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