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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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