Day in history for February 17, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The dwelling house of Mr. A. Allen, near Port Byron, in this county, was burned down on Monday morning last. Loss not ascertained. Supposed to be the work of an incendiary.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Two innocent Davenporters were fleeced out of $200 by a 3-card monte man near Geneseo.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Fourteenth district Republicans held a love feast at the Harper House in Rock Island today.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island police are looking for a gang of boys. Longfellow School is the third school entered by burglars within a week.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- An apple for the teacher is all right providing no teacher has a hand in collecting money to pay for it. That's the gist of a policy adopted by the Moline Board of Education. The policy was accepted as an addition to the board's book of rules and regulations for the school system, which is in the process of being redrafted under the chairmanship of board member Lloyd Schwiebert.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, nor hardly anything else, can slow down Larry Stawicki of East Moline and Charles Ganzley of Port Byron in their 1930 Model A snowmobile. ``It's original, factory-made that way,'' says Stawicki. Complete with tracks and skis, the vintage pickup-type truck operated until only a few years ago delivering mail in snowy New Hampshire.
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