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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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