Day in history for March 7, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Argus notes that the Chicago Tribune of yesterday said that the Detroit Free Press of three days ago said: ``Louis Napoleon of France stabbed; Paris in state of siege; great internal commotion.''

1877 -- 125 years ago
Milan voted, 112 to 2, to keep its special charter, which limits 50 cents on $100 valuation the tax which the Milan council may levy. The proposed charter which was defeated would have allowed taxes ten times as high.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School debaters have challenged Davenport. The subject, ``Resolved, that the federal government should irrigate the arid lands of the west rather than to leave the enterprise to private capital.''

1927 -- 75 years ago
A delegation of citizens asked the board of education to build a school in the southwest district of Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Carolyn Becker, Rock Island, 21-year-old senior at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, has been chosen as cover girl for the Hurricane, the University's publication.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A lot of heat is expected to be generated when the subject of nuclear power is aired during a public hearing sponsored by Citizens for Safe Energy, a group formed after the utility firm began purchasing property in the Erie area two years ago. The firm now owns 3,000 acres and has indicated an interest in purchasing an additional 1,800 acres south of Erie for a power plant.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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