Day in history for March 21, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Joseph Knox, Rock Island lawyer, has called for friends of education to hold a convention the first Thursday night of every month in the basement of the Baptist church. The need for common schools will be discussed.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Emma Abbott Opera Company sang to a crowded house in the Congregational church, Moline, last night. Because some Moline people aided the now famous singer to go abroad for study 10 years ago, she came to Moline for less than she charges elsewhere. The Sylvan Boat Club sponsored the concert.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island township Democrats, in convention, nominated the following for members of the county board of supervisors: John T. Shields, C.H. Seidel, Martin Weinberger and C.G. Waldman.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Prince William of Sweden visited Rock Island for the second time within a year.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A hearing was held by the municipal planning commission on the question of whether to rezone the Bolinger property in the vicinity of 38th Street and 28th Avenue, Rock Island, to permit construction of the duplex dwelling addition sought by the Merrion firm of Chicago.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Both Silvis city hall buildings will be cleaned by professionals beginning April 1, rather than by the individual now employed. The decision to hire a professional cleaner came in a 6-2 vote Tuesday night, after much prompting by Ald. Vince Papish.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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