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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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