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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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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