Day in history for March 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The steamer Dr. Franklin, which has been on the docks at Baily And Boyle's Boat Yard during the winter, undergoing repairs, took to the water on Thursday, looking as clean and bright as new. The Franklin is to run a regular packet from Galena to St. Paul.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Will Barnes, Louisville, Ky., was stopping at the Harper House in Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Captain and Mrs. E. Stinnett of St. Louis arrived today to take charge of the work of the Salvation Army in Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Martin E. Strieter was reelected president of the Rock Island chamber of commerce.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Davenport, has applied for a federal permit to place a submarine communication cable across the Mississippi River between Rock Island and Davenport, according to Colonel G.A. Finley, district engineer of the Rock Island district, U.S. Corps of Engineers.

1977 -- 25 years ago
More than $1 million will be needed to bring the Quad-City Nuclear Power Generating Station in Cordova up to federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission standards recently issued. Officials took reporters and photographers on a tour of the 560 acre site and announced that the security force will be expanded and a new guardhouse and fences may be constructed. According to the new regulations, at least ten guards must be on duty at one time.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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