Day in history for March 18, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The steamers Wyoming and Glaucus have our thanks for bringing us the late newspapers from downriver.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Harper House parlors are like an art gallery. Ben Harper recently has added several gems to his collection of fine art.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The whole town of Carbon Cliff has been exposed to smallpox. There are nine cases of the disease there. The citizens have just discovered that it is not chicken pox which has been going the rounds.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A Rock Island cast is sought for a moving picture to be made at Fort Armstrong Theater.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Galva polio fund is $90 richer as a result of a benefit basketball game, but one of the players has a broken leg to show for his efforts. The injured man is Fred Lord of Lord's Chevrolet garage. He incurred a fracture of the leg below the knee during the game, and was taken to Davenport for care and treatment.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Moline City Clerk Margaret Kaeser plans to quit selling hunting and fishing licenses in view of a recent Illinois attorney general's opinion which says municipal clerks must pay all fees he or she is authorized to receive for the sale of licenses into the municipal treasury. For the past 20 years, the city clerk has acted as an agent for the Department of Conservation and collected 10 cents for each license sold in the city.
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