Day in history for March 15, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Moline citizens are pushing ahead, despite the breaking of their dam last summer. The new dam, two feet higher than the old one, will be ready next week. Several houses are going up. A new paper mill will be in operation in two months. John Deere's plow factory now employs 20 men.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Thomas Kerr was elected mayor of Milan.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island township Republicans convened and nominated for membership on the Rock Island County board of supervisors: Donald Don, L.C. Pfoh, Ezra Wilcher and George Schneider.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Contracts of Principal Eugene Youngert of the high school and of 22 other principals and supervisors in the Rock Island public school system were renewed.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Marilyn Elaine Miller, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Bodenhofer, 1013 16th Ave., Rock Island, was named winner of the Young America Medal for Service from the American Red Cross. Miss Miller, a junior at Rock Island High School, was chosen for the honor by Governor Adlai Stevenson.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The Quad-City Rocket is seemingly back on the tracks again. State officials and representatives of Amtrak and the Chicago-based Rock Island Lines have worked out a reciprocal plan to maintain passenger service to Peoria and the Quad-Cities while the doom of the Rocket was nearing reality.
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