Day in history for March 12, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Osage Orange is becoming popular for farm fencing, but some farmers think it is humbug. A farmer writes The Argus that he has more than a mile of Osage hedge fencing and finds it superior to White Thorn or Honey Locust hedges as fencing.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Jay Gould, who has obtained possession of the Rock Island and of the North Western Railroads, is now having a little war with the C.B.AndQ. Wall Street men, Dillon and Reid, have replaced P.L. Cable of Rock Island and George L. Davenport of Davenport as directors of the Rock Island Road.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Former Governor John P. Altgeld died in Joliet. Altgeld was Illinois governor 1893 to 1897.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Alderman Charles F. Carpentier and John H. Siefken are the nominees for mayor of East Moline.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Rock Island Board of Education approved a recommendation presented by Superintendent Earl H. Hanson to reorganize the driver-training course at Rock Island High School and to engage a full time instructor for the course.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Seventeen full-time teachers and 19 other instructors have been notified that they may not have jobs next year, Moline school officials said today. Officials said declining enrollment at the junior high level is forcing possible termination of the full-time teachers, as well as 12 teachers with one-year contracts and seven part-time teachers.
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