Day in history for April 25, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Blakely family, a celebrated company of vocalists, gave a concert in the courthouse last night.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Three nobby young men took Johnny Weyerhaeuser's yacht down river, but didn't understand the workings of the blame thing. They had to foot it home and hire two men to go get the yacht at the mouth of the Rock River.

1902 -- 100 years ago
M. Kohn was elected president of B'nai Jacob congregation and Simon Lewis of the Beth Israel synagogue.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A hundred persons will attend a dinner to be given by Rock Island for the visiting legislators who come to inspect Watch Tower, which may be bought by Illinois and become a state park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
In observance of its 50th anniversary, the Milan Independent published a large golden anniversary edition and will hold open house at its offices in Milan. The public is invited to the open house by the publishers, Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Kendall.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Eileen Olson was late for work Tuesday night, but has no regrets, Carl Hedden is alive today and that's all that counts. Mrs. Olson, a Sherrard resident and nurse, was on her way to work when she spied Hedden, 36, of Fyre Lake, unconscious in a car that had spun into a ditch. After watching several cars race past on the highway, she ran to a nearby farmhouse where she called the Sherrard Volunteer Ambulance Service.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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