Day in history for December 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Sheriff Alex F. Swander today listed the homes and hotels in the various precincts of the county where he will meet the taxpayers to receive tax payments.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island County farmers get $4 a hundred pounds for their hogs; Whiteside County farmers are able to get only $3.75.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Officials of Modern Woodmen from 33 states are conferring with Head Clerk C.W. Hawes in Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Peggy Montgomery of Rock Island is starring in the movie ``Hoof Marks'' at the Majestic.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Moline Police Chief Harry D. Fromme has been appointed as chief state automobile investigator and will assume his job after Jan. 12, it was announced today by State Senator Charles F. Carpentier, East Moline, secretary of state-elect. The appointment is the first made by Carpentier to any of the larger jobs under supervision of his office. Chief Fromme will succeed Calvin Gordon of Danville.

1977 -- 25 years ago
You might say Pat Orman, Davenport, is a member of the ``Icy Rider'' gang. Orman, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, figures he's mastered riding in snow and mud on his bike, so now he's taken to ice riding. The biker admits he's had his ups and downs riding over the top of frozen bodies of water, but he thinks he's got a few things going for him, like 500 sheet-metal screws in his tires.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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