Day in history for February 14, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The new First Baptist Church building in Rock Island was dedicated today.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- A Boston paper is advertising for a man by the name of Smith who was last heard from in Rock Island. He has $33,420 coming to him. Any Boston Smith who thinks he is the man can leave his name and address at John Bengston's Drug Store.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. C.H. Deere of Moline was elected regent of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Modern Woodmen of America unveiled and dedicated a memorial window to the late Major C.W. Hawes in South Park Presbyterian Church. Major Hawes was head clerk of Modern Woodmen from 1890 to 1914.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Two dogs were blamed for a fire which swept a workroom in the Plow City Broom Factory at the rear of 1521 6th Ave., Moline, causing an estimated $1,500 damage to the building and contents. The dogs upset an electrical lamp into lacquer and paint cans.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- President Jimmy Carter has promised a special staff review of the need for a new bridge connecting Moline and the Rock Island Arsenal. In letters to U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, and U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, R-Davenport, Carter said his domestic affairs and policy assistant Stuart Eizenstat has been instructed to review their request that about $6.6 million for the proposed bridge be included in the fiscal year 1978 budget.
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