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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