Day in history for April 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Jenny Lind Goldschmidt, the wonderful singer from Sweden, and her husband are now in Rock Island making arrangements for concerts she will give before she goes to Europe.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Keator and Company's mill is making about 75,000 feet of lumber daily.

1902 -- 100 years ago
W.F. Widmer, junior secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, today went to Cambridge, via Geneseo, making the trip on his bicycle.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Illinois conference of Augustana Lutherans voted against a proposal to separate Augustana Theological Seminary from Augustana College.

1952 -- 50 years ago
As a means of encouraging owners of rural mail boxes to repair or replace deteriorated mail boxes the post office department has designated the week of May 3 as ``Rural Mail Box Improvement Week,'' according to Frank Huggins, acting postmaster in East Moline. Rural mail boxes which are not properly erected or which are not in good condition retard the delivery of mail and expose it to damage from the elements.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Art Conelly, owner of Art Conelly And Associates, Moline, was honored as the ``Realtor of the Year'' by the Rock Island County Board of Realtors, Inc. Conelly has been active in both local and state association legislative committees and was commended for his work toward the purchase of the building site for the board offices.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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