Day in history for February 6, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- A mass meeting has been called at the courthouse to choose Rock Island's delegates to a Sterling meeting at which the Rock Island-Rockford railroad will be planned. The more railroads the better, The Argus says.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The ice harvest is near its end. Rock Island and Davenport harvesters have cut 12,000 tons of ice from the river for stowing away for next summer.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Because of the tunnel disaster of the New York Central, that railroad company has drafted W.C. Brown as its operating manager and vice president. Brown, who has been general manager of the Lake Shore Lines, is from Rock Island and was honored at a banquet here a year ago.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Milan was swept by the most disastrous flood in its history yesterday, following an ice jam in Mill Creek.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- An incinerator installed by the city of Rock Island a dozen years ago for $60,000 and seldom used was sold last night for $5,200. The device, never used permanently, became obsolete when the city last year adopted a landfill method of trash disposal.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Augustana College students will pay $4,113 for tuition, room, board and fees, a $252 increase, for the 1977-78 acamemic year, according to new rates approved by the college board of directors. The new rate amounts to a 6.5 percent increase.
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