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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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