Day in history for February 13, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Saturday evening the play at Rock Island's theater will be a comedy presented for the first time, ``Uncle Sam, or A Nabob for an Hour.''
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Dr. Galt and other men are organizing a toy factory to be known as Galt, Blaisdale and Smith. The new building will be ready in March.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island County Prohibition Party delegates are holding their annual convention in the Unitarian Church, Moline.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Isador I. Katz, former Augustana College debater, has won a place on the Northwestern University debate team.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A new model self-propelled harvester thresher has begun to roll off the assembly line at International Harvester's East Moline plant. The huge new machine has been designated the No. 127 SP harvester thresher and incorporates a number of improvements and changes not found in its predecessor, the No. 125 SP H-T.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- One hundred and four acres of heavily forested hillside in northern Rock Island County may be one of the world's most expensive bird roosts. The National Wildlife Federation has completed purchase of the land for $274,500. The land, north and east of Illiniwek Forest Preserve, was purchased by the federation to insure that bald eagles which flock to the area in the wintertime have a roosting spot near Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississippi River, a favorite feeding spot.
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