Day in history for December 2, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- The St. Louis Intelligencer says Davenport and Rock Island are destined to be two of the largest cities on the Upper Mississippi.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Moline Wagon Company is in receipt of a silver medal from Dallas, Texas, for the best farm wagon in the world.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The new bowling alley of the Rock Island Club, which is pronounced to be the finest in this section, was opened today for the first time.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Dr. G.A. Brandelle of Rock Island, president of the Augustana synod, gave the opening address at the synod's international conference.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Two 14-year-old Rock Island boys were each assessed $5.40 court costs, severely lectured and ordered to report to Policewoman Madeline L. Johnson on four consecutive Saturdays after pleading guilty to malicious mischief charges in Rock Island police court. The youths confessed to breaking 31 pickets from the fence of Harry O. McCarty, 1224 2nd St., and several pickets from the fence of Jacob J. Nuessli, 1302 2nd St.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- An elementary school desegregation plan tentatively approved by the Rock Island School District's Integration Implementation Steering Committee is opposed by Milan parents, who say they may attempt a court fight of the state desegregation directive. The Milan parents have objected to busing fifth- and sixth-graders to Grant School in Rock Island.
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