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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