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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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