Day in history for March 20, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Remer and Grant of Davenport are trying to go ahead with their ferry, although our county judge has refused them a license. The Davenport Banner attacks the Rock Island ferry, but it should be said in defense of Captain John Wilson that he runs a good ferry and attends strictly to business.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Special trains will be run from Rock Island to Moline for the Emma Abbott concert.

1902 -- 100 years ago
George A. Price has bought out his father and uncle and is now the owner of the Boston Shoe Store, Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Dr. John McGown Stevenson, pastor of Broadway Presbyterian Church for nine years, resigned to accept pastorate in Jacksonville.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Six unimproved streets in Moline have been barricaded and others will be closed off if their conditions become serious enough to be a danger to motorists, Street Superintendent Clark M. Hartzell said today. This is the usual condition that crops up every spring. The only real solution is grading, but we can't do that until the frost is entirely out of the ground.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline parents will be responsible for vandalism by their children under an ordinance adopted by the city council. Moline aldermen unanimously approved the new ordinance, which provides fines of up to $500 for parents, in an effort to curb increasing destruction of city property.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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