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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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