Day in history for March 22, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Rock Island needs a fire engine. When Webber's foundry burned, the result was a complete loss of six to ten thousand dollars, a sum which would buy several fire engines. Our city needs protection from fire as much as it needs rail and plank roads.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- There was a small audience for the Emma Abbott concert in the Burtis Opera House, Davenport, last night. Whenever Davenport theaters have a crowd, Rock Island and Moline people must provide it, and the people of those cities heard her in Moline the night before.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Major Stanhope E. Blunt, commander of Rock Island Arsenal, was upheld by President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of War Root. They ruled that Major Blunt had not interfered with labor-union organization and had not discriminated against union machinists.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The worst ice storm in many years coated wires, broke poles, and cracked trees. Telephone, power and street car services are paralyzed.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Deere And Co., Moline, has received an order from the Navy for manufacture of 155-millimeter high explosive shells. The value of the Deere contract has not been released, although it is well in excess of $250,000.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The Army will continue the realignment which includes transfer of the Rodman Laboratory from Rock Island Arsenal to Picatinny, N.J., U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, said today.
Back: Available days in March 2002