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 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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