Day in history for March 14, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Farmers of Rock Island County are urged to take shares in the plank road that Rock Island men will build from this city past the Rock River. This will give them a good road every day of the year, instead of having the avenues to the city closed to them for six months out of a year.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Mayor Butler vetoed an ordinance by the Rock Island council that would permit horned cattle to run at large from March 31 to April 1. The mayor said he could not tell whether this meant cows always must be kept fenced or whether they never had to be tied up or fenced. Very little pasture remains in the city and cows at large feed on shade trees, shrubbery and lawns. He disapproved.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- It is reported that the Harriman interests of Wall Street have bought control of the Rock Island Railroad.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- At the request of property owners, 4th Avenue in Rock Island will be paved 52 feet wide, instead of 44 feet as planned.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A preliminary plan to build a seawall from Perry to Main streets will be examined today by the Davenport city plan commission.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Some 300 dogs, primarily purebred large animals, are being stolen in the Illinois Quad-Cities annually, officials said today. ``There are a lot of them being stolen, like Irish setters and Dobermans, the top breed dogs,'' said Moline animal control officer Phil Volkers.
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