Day in history for January 18, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Those who wish to travel to Princeton, Cambridge, Peru or any other place this side of the Mississippi can do so in one of the fine two-horse hacks or carriages of N. Lynch.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- James Johnston was elected foreman of the Wide Awake Volunteer Firemen's Company.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- W.W. Williams, engineer, and W.E. Hoare, fireman, were killed when the boiler exploded on the Denver Limited of the Rock Island Lines at Victor, Iowa. Both men lived in Moline.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Operators of the New York Store, Moline, bought the assets of the Kurtz Department Store, Rock Island.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Plans for a major remodeling project, estimated to cost more than $100,000, at the supreme offices of the Royal Neighbors of America, 230 16th St., Rock Island, were announced by officials of the fraternal life insurance society. The project is planned to create additional space for general office use and to provide for other needed improvements.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Author Philip Dorian is really Dr. Frederick J. Swanson, well-known Moline music educator. Dr. Swanson used the pen name of Dorian when he wrote a mystery novel, ``The Streaker Murders,'' published last summer by Dorrance And Co. Dr. Swanson, retired, is former head of the vocal music department of Moline Public Schools and is the founder and former director of the Moline Boys Choir.
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